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)
Classes for Students, Projects - 15/12/2011

New courses on Scratch and robotics: Promoting Math and Science

New courses on Scratch and robotics: Promoting Math and Science
School of Robotics' young collaborator Davide Canepa teaches educational robotics at Bearzi Institute of Udine. He is introducing Bearzi's teachers and middle school students to the programming language called "Scratch" employing Lego WeDo. With Bearzi's high school students, Davide Canepa is working with a view to the 2012 edition of UdineRobot. (Read More)
Events, News - 13/12/2011

EuRobotics Week 2011. Updates and follow-up.

EuRobotics Week 2011. Updates and follow-up.
School of Robotics is still collecting all the follow-up and reports from the hundred of euRobotics Week 2011 Italian events. The European site reports about the Europeanwide events. Our Italian site (see the banner at the left side of our Home) will keep uploading all the news, and it will be update on a weekly basis. (Read More)
Articles, Lectures, Projects - 09/12/2011

Educational Robotics and Interactive Whiteboard. An article by Tullia Urschitz

Educational Robotics and Interactive Whiteboard. An article by Tullia Urschitz
Tullia Urschitz (teacher of Math, Science and ICT in Fumane, Verona) was invited by the Ligurian Regional Office of the Ministry of Education and by the School of Robotics to lecture at ABCD 2011, the National Fair of Educational Technologies. Her talk was devoted to the topics of "Educational Robotics and the use of the Interactive Whiteboard". Here the summary of her intervention (in Italian). (Read More)