The RoboESL project is concluded. You can download the free Manuals from the European site here: http://roboesl.eu/?page_id=591 Read more
This biography traces the life and work of Mary Fairfax Somerville, whose extraordinary mathematical talent only came to light through fortuitous circumstances. Barely taught to read and write as a child, all the science she learned and mastered was self taught. In this delightful narrative the author takes up the challenge of discovering how Somerville came to be one of the most outstanding British women scientists and, furthermore, a popular writer. Particular attention is paid to the gender aspects of Somerville's success in what was, to put it mildly, a predominantly male domain. Read more
The Italian Wister network (Women for Intelligent and Smart TERritories) has just released a free ebook outlining many "Yes WE STEM" issues in Women&Technology field. The book was edited with the support of Italian Ministry of Education, Research, and University, displaying studies by many women in the fields of communication, social sciences, science and technology. Read more
As in the well-known "Spaghetti Western", Italian robotics field counts more on its creativity and "arts of managing things" than of public support and national infrastructure. Riccardo Oldani, a scientific columnist who has been following robotics for years, features in his new book all the fields of robotics in Italy, from the stabilized industrial applications to the new futuristic robots. Read more
Cuneo, from October 17th, 2014, to January 23rd, 2015: The Arcipelago Children’s Book Shop, Pinocchio The Robot
Cuneo, from October 17th, 2014, to January 23rd, 2015: The Arcipelago Children’s Book Shop, Pinocchio The Robot. Four months of workshops and laboratories for children 8-12 on every aspect of robotics. Hands-on activities, from coding a robot to fancing any robotics story. Read more
School of Robotics has collaborated to the editing of the first issue for tablets of Autodesk Magazine "Forma". Forma displays many interesting articles on 3D printing, robotics, educational issues and careers. Read more
Bologna, March 20th: Robots at the Children's Book Fair? Yes, it is so! Run to the De Amicis Library's stall!
Brave little robots are just monitoring Mars'terrain at the Children's Book Fair in Biologna. They are hosted at the De Amicis Library's stall! Read more
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
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
Bruno Siciliano interviewed by scientific journalist Pietro Greco in his book, "Galilei' s grandchildren"
Bruno Siciliano, Professor of Automatica at the University "Federico II", Naples, Italy, and a member of the School of Robotics' Scientific Committee is profiled as one of the seven "grandchildren" of the great Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, in seven different interviews by scientific journalist Pietro Greco. The book is "Galilei's grandchildren" (Baldini Castoldi Dalai). Read more