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Robots Introduction

Why Robots?

Once upon a time, you had to be an engineer to do robotics --- a real engineer with an advanced degree in electrical and/or mechanical engineering and a big lab filled with computers, soldering irons, a drill press and a lathe. But today, you only have to be an eight-year-old child with a PC and a penchant for playing with LEGO. Just as the trend in computer hardware has evolved over the last 50 years from immense machines that took up entire rooms to powerful microprocessors that literally fit in the palm of your hand, robots have gotten smaller, faster and cheaper.
The result is that these little robot kits are showing up in classrooms all over the world -- and creative instructors are finding ways to teach a myriad of science topics using these hands-on technologies and engaging kids of all ages.

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