News, Projects - 25/01/2012

CNR-IEIIT: Call for Proposal, Research Grant on "autonomous robot navigation"

CNR-IEIIT: Call for Proposal, Research Grant on "autonomous robot navigation"
The CNR-IEIIT issued a Call for a Research Grant on "autonomous robot navigation". Deadline: February 3rd, 2012 (Read More)
Classes for Students - 19/01/2012

School of robotics in Portugal: robotics lab for children with Lego WeDo

School of robotics in Portugal: robotics lab for children with Lego WeDo
On 5 January 2012, Fausto Ferreira, CNR-IEIIT researcher, PhD Student at University of Genoa and School of Robotics collaborator was in Portugal coordinating robotics workshops for 4 years old kids in the kindergarten of Colégio de Alfragide, near Lisbon. (Read More)
Events, News, Projects - 17/01/2012

E-Skills Week 2012 in Italy: In full gear!

E-Skills Week 2012 in Italy: In full gear!
The European Center for Women&Technology and her National Contact Points are organizing several Europeanwide activities in the frame of the e-skills week. The School of Robotics, associated of the ECWT, and its networks are applying for many interesting events in educational robotics field. (Read More)
Events, News - 16/01/2012

Obituary: Professor Paolo Rossi

Obituary: Professor Paolo Rossi
On January 14th died Paolo Rossi, philosopher of science and great scholar of philosophy and of evolution of sciences. He was involved in discussion on Roboethics when he took part in the Atelier on Roboethics (2006) and in the organizing of the Seminar "Robotics, A New Science" (National Academi of Lincei, 2008). (Read More)
Books, News - 11/01/2012

Off the Shelf: "Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics ", Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, George Bekey

Off the Shelf: "Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics ", Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, George Bekey
Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner. As robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots? How might society--and ethics--change with robotics? With an essay by Gianmarco Veruggio. (Read More)
Books - 09/01/2012

A new Italian book on educational robotics: "Imparare con la robotica" (Learning Through Robots)

A new Italian book on educational robotics: "Imparare con la robotica" (Learning Through Robots)
Erickson Publisher just came out with a new book "Imparare con la robotica" (Learning Through Robots). Authors: Emanuele Menegatti, Michele Moro, Francesco Sella, and Mario Perona. You'll find new exercises and applications for educational robotics kits. (Read More)
Events, Projects - 09/01/2012

"Design and build your own robot": Creativity and robotics at the Bruno Kessler Foundation

"Design and build your own robot": Creativity and robotics at the Bruno Kessler Foundation
Trento, December-January 2012. The Bruno Kessler Foundation has organized for the children of the scientists, some educational activities, during the Christmas and New Year's vacations. Among them, a workshop in which children have designed and buold theur own "robotics" puppet using parts of electronics devices. (Read More)
News, Projects - 03/01/2012

Happy New Robotics Year! Very Special Greetings from School of Robotics and Philos' Academy

Happy New Robotics Year! Very Special Greetings from School of Robotics and Philos' Academy
Students with special needs have produced this video as one of their "assignments" for the 2011 classes on educational robotics. It is their way to send you a "Happy New Year". Each robot, each tale convey their feelings, commitment, and learning. Each robot featured in this video is very special: it tells a story about our students. (Read More)
News - 21/12/2011

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings!
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All of You! We wish you a fruitful and joyful 2012! (Read More)
Articles, Courses for Teachers, Classes for Students - 19/12/2011

Robot in GeoGebra: An article by Donatella Merlo with the collaboration of Ada Sargenti

Robot in GeoGebra: An article by  Donatella Merlo with the collaboration of Ada Sargenti
Genoa, ABCD 2011. On November 16th, the Ligurian Office of the Italian Ministry of Education and the School of Robotics have invited Donatella Merlo to hold a Lecture about "GeoGeobra and Educational Robotics" at the 2011 edition of the Fair of Technology in Education (ABCD 2011, Genoa, 16-18 of November). Here her related article. (Read More)