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How to Use Roamer to Bring about World Peace.

Waves of Change – Your Chance to Find out How.

Scientist turned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, invented three laws of robotics.  The first law says a robot may not injure a human being, yet war drones regularly buzz around battlefields.  When educational robot Roamer heard about the European Pledge to Peace it just had to help.  How can it do this? Continue reading

Roamer to Appear in Front of the US Congress

Roamer Movie to Premier

Roamer® received a summons to appear in front of the US Congress. On the 12th April she will attend the STEM on the Hill™ exhibition held on Capitol Hill. There she will appear in front of an invited audience which includes 535 Members of the US Congress and key Congressional staff. The audience will interrogate Roamer on her performance in the “Robotic Performing Arts Project™” created by Oxon Hill Middle School, in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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Paper Accepted for Bangkok Conference

Using Learning Intentions with Educational Robots

The Constructionism Conference 2016 has peer reviewed and accepted a paper written by Dave Catlin. It one of a series of papers in which Dave pioneers the use of Assessment for Learning methods with Educational Robots. The conference takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, 1st to 5th February 2016. Unfortunately, Dave cannot attend the conference so he will use Skype and a slide show to present the paper.

Constructionism 2016

The presentation is Session “17A : Math, Programming, Robots” and will take place at 11 am Friday Feb 5th.

Where to See Roamer Next

Roamer’s Ongoing Public Appearance Schedule

Check out where you will see Roamer next.  You are welcome to go along and say hello.  She would love to see you!

Forthcoming Events: March 24th Oldham

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Roamer at the West Sussex Big Bang Fair

Roamer Does Its Maths Thing Again

Once again Roamer will be challenging students to find the Biggest Number at a Big Bang Event. This time time it is the Big Bang Fair South East 2015. Once again as guests of the Institute of Mathematics we will be supporting the Crawley STEMfest on the 30th June.

Roamer at the Big Bang South East England

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Roamer Research Contributes in USA and Europe

Roamer Research Expertise at the Forefront of Educational Robotics

Dr Stephanie Holmquist, US proponent and distributor of Roamer will be a panel member at an important Robotics Symposium on the 1st May at Brown’s University in the USA.  Roamer designer, Dave Catlin will present a paper on educational robotic research and its impact in the classroom and a poster on mathematical modelling with Roamer in Switzerland on 21st May. Continue reading

Roamer at BETT 2015

Valiant will be exhibiting at BETT 2015 to be held at the Excel, London from the 21st to the 24th January.  You will be able to see Roamer on Stand F432. Make sure you visit and catch up on the latest developments.  Watch this site for updates as they occur.

Roamer Goes Back to the Future - Again!

I presented this paper on Peer Assessment and Educational Robots at the PRASAE Workshop in Tallinn University, Estonia.  It became clear that Roamer was doing things 30 years ago that educators are just now realising are important.  The same thing happened in Padua, when I delivered the paper on Computational Thinking.  Most of the audience were University Professors and their take on PASA (Peer and Self Assessment) was very formal they appreciated the perspective.  In the Q & A one stunned professor from Denmark asked, “Why was this approach to education not happening everywhere?” What a good question! Continue reading

TRTWR and RiE Conference in Padua

Paper on Educational Robots and Computational Thinking Well Received

The paper on Educational Robots and Computational Thinking written by myself and Southampton University’s John Woollard was well received in Padua, Italy on Friday 18th July.  The conference saw the coming together of two conferences: TRTWR (Teaching Robotics and Teaching with Robotics and RiE (Robotics in Education).  It formed a special interest group within the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems which featured cutting edge robotics from all industries.  Continue reading