Thymio: an Open-source Educational Robot for Better STEAM Experience

Thymio: an Open-source Educational Robot for Better STEAM Experience

Thymio is the name of a small open-source educational desktop robot that allows people to explore and learn the world of robotics. The user can program and conduct diverse experiments with the robot. Image Credit: Thymio This robot can show six embedded behaviors that allow it to interact with its environment. These six behaviors are friendly, explorer, fearful, attentive, investigator, and obedient. See the link HERE for more information. However, the user has the option (Thymio Suite) to program their own behavior through one of the available programming languages. This robot is designed by researchers from the EPFL, in collaboration…
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YOLO, a Social Robot to Foster Children’s Creativity

YOLO, a Social Robot to Foster Children’s Creativity

YOLO, Your Own Living Object, is a Social Robot co-designed by children with the purpose of increasing their creativity through effective human-robot interaction. Image credit: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira This robot can act as a character during the storytelling procedure fostering creative storylines that cannot arise otherwise. Watch a short video of this below: Key features: features a child-proof designcan sense the kid's touch and allows the kid to take complete controluses two techniques to stimulate creativity:contrast technique stimulates divergent thinking: YOLO gives opposite ideasmirror technique stimulates convergent thinking: YOLO elaborates on the same ideaprimary sensors used:touch sensorsmotion detection sensorssupervised machine learning…
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