A Mysterious Birthday Treat!
Last summer, for my birthday, my wife and daughter took me for a surprise night out. We descended into London’s underground and headed for Kensington: Are the Proms still on at the Royal Albert Hall? Are they taking me to the Bombay Brasserie, one of my favourite Indian restaurants? It was nothing so mundane. Continue reading
Do you want Roamer to Speak Another Language?
Today we launched a Korean speaking Roamer. Thanks to Paul Lee and his colleagues who taught Roamer to speak the Korean Language. Roamer has the ability to speak any language on the planet. Do you want to teach Roamer to speak French, Welsh, Italian or perhaps you want it to speak English with a Yorkshire accent. Why not contact us and we will make your Roamer help you transform your robot.
Roamer’s long-time educational adviser receives prestigious award
The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) honoured Dr Lowenstein for her efforts to promote equitable education with their “2016 Wings to Succeed Award”. Ronnie’s tireless efforts in advising and encouraging Roamer’s development is one example of her contribution. Continue reading
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.
Project Full STEAM Ahead
Honoured as Superintendent of the year 2014 Dr Kevin Maxwell is now in charge of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland USA. Dr Maxwell is a strong believer in the arts. In 2010, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance honoured his efforts to improve arts education. It is perhaps not surprise he has made arts integration as a key strand in his PGCPS policy. Add arts to STEM and you get STEAM: Science, Technology, engineering, arts and maths. Earlier this year saw the launch of a Roamer pilot project called Full STEAM Ahead. This follows up on earlier Robotic Performing Arts™ work done by Valiant. Continue reading
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
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 Packs It’s “Woollies” for a Winter In Moscow
Maggie Morrissey of Technology to Teach is working in the Atlantic International School in Moscow. She is taking Roamer with her where she plans some interesting science and creative writing projects. Roamer could learn Russian, but it does not have to, because the project also involves using Roamer to teach English as a Second Language (ESL).
Robot backs United Nations International Day of Peace
People have already advocated a bill of rights for robots; there is even an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots which claims that robots are people too (or at least they will be some day). This year is the 30th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. They designated the 21st of September as the Day of Peace. This prompted Roamer to take integration of human robot society one step further by signing the EU’s Pledge to Peace. This is not just a petition, but a call to action, and in this case the action will take place in a school in the Eternal City of Rome. The Convitto Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II”, who with United World College in Norway were the first schools to sign the Pledge, have formed a partnership with Valiant Technology to create STEM based activities which make the students think about the issues of peace. Continue reading
Roamer takes part in Planet Wow!
The TV programme Country House Rescue illustrated the plight of grand houses built by the rich families of yesterday. In the modern world the owners, fortunes depleted, struggle to find ways of making the properties self sustaining. The is not just a British problem. Project Wow is helping to save the Villa Kanjel in the Dutch city of Maastricht. This innovation includes two interactive rooms where Roamer and Classic Roamer are doing their stuff. “Het is fijn dat ik Nederlands spreek”, said Roamer.