Open Roberta is 2, well v2...

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Description

Remember the cool open robot platform we highlighted a few months ago? Open? Robots? Open Roberta!

The good news is that they have continued to roll forward, recently releasing a new version, with new features and bots.

Welcome

What's new?

Version beta 2.0

  • NXT - create programs for LEGO Mindstorms NXT
  • Bot'n Roll - create programs for the educational robotic kit botnroll.com®compatible with Arduino™
  • Start programming with the new welcome tour
  • Improved Open Roberta Lab performance

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Roberta – Learning with Robots

A robot lady captured the youth

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The Roberta initiative aims to engage and motivate girls and boys to take a sustained long-term interest in information technology, technology and the natural sciences. The Roberta training concept defines "sustained long-term motivation" as simultaneously imparting cognitive knowledge – in this instance from the world of MINT topics – and positive emotions. Only if both are achieved at the same time do students learn – or phrased differently achieve sustainable results. With more than 30,000 children and young people in over 600 documented Roberta courses – Roberta is now a permanent fixture in the German education landscape! Over the past ten years the concept, which was developed by Fraunhofer IAIS, has inspired thousands of young people, particularly girls, to take a more active interest in science and technology.

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Open Roberta Lab

The programming environment »Open Roberta Lab" enables children and adolescents to program Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. A variety of different programming blocks are provided to program motors, sensors and the EV3-Brick. Open Roberta Lab uses an approach of graphical programming so that beginners can seamlessly start coding. As a cloud-based application, the platform can be used without prior installation of specific software but runs in any popular browser, independent of operating system and device.

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Sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it? And besides the teaching, it's open source too, https://github.com/OpenRoberta/robertalab



The Discussion

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    Thorsten

    and we are constantly developing further.

    New functions:
    - Integeration Microboard B-o-B-3
    - Programme Gallery
    - Available in other languages
    - several bug fixes
    - forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/open-roberta

    check it out and have fun!

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