Saturday, April 28, 2012
LEGO Robotics Podcast
Here's an item I came across while researching this blog. This is the March 27th, 2009 episode of the *Robots Podcast (see description lifted from their nice site, below). This podcast covers many, many aspects of robotics, and in this episode it turns its attention to K-12 Education. The LEGO Robotics segment begins at roughly 4:45 minutes in to the podcast. It features a very insightful interview with Chris Rogers, who, among other his many other accomplishments, developed the Robolab software to program LEGO Robotics, one of the resources that makes LEGO Robotics possible. He's got some great things to say about Engineering Education for K-12. Very nice, indeed!
The podcast's website is http://www.robotspodcast.com/list/ That's the page with the list of past episodes. Scroll down to "Robots: Learning with LEGO - March 27, 2009 and click on the arrow to listen. The podcast is also available on iTunes (subscribe to the Robots Podcast and move to the 3/27/09 episode).
Chris Rogers: http://www.tufts.edu/~crogers/
* "Robots is a non-profit association based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Robots is dedicated to providing free, high quality, educational information for the robotics community and the general public. Robots‘ main publication, the Robots podcast, is available via Apple iTunes and all other major podcast servers. Robots is the podcast for news and views on robotics. In addition to insights from high-profile professionals, Robots will take you for a ride through the world’s research labs, robotics companies and their latest innovations..."