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Roamer’s Secret is Out, “It Speaks Korean!”

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.

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Roamer signs EU's Pledge to Peace

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 brings the X-Factor to Mathematics Lessons

What does Roamer bring to the teaching of mathematics?  Is it just for young children?

The answer to the latter question is a simple no!  The traditional view is that educational robots are for younger students.  But according to Seymour Papert, founder of educational robotics: What is good for thinking is good for thinking, whatever the student’s age.

It is much tougher to answer the first question.   The X-Factor, is a vital ingredient.  You can’t quite define it, but you recognise it when you see it.   It has this strange quality, you see it in one situation, then you see it in a different scenario and mysteriously, it is not it is not the same thing.   But it does have the same effect.  It makes you think, that was good; that was valuable.  So what better way do describe it but through a few examples. Continue reading

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