Save time on your STEM lesson planning while giving your students the inspiration, tools and knowledge to explore computer programming on their own.
Design, build, program and test robots that can complete complex tasks, record live data, respond to environmental changes and more. LEGO MINDSTORMS helps you bring technology, science and computer programming to life with hands-on, project-based STEM learning using best-in-class robotics solutions. The only limit is your students’ imagination.
A VEX IQ class is designed to expose students to STEM fundamentals within the context of building a robot. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their as they advance through the program. This hands-on process, especially for younger students, establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods.
Whats the right age to start learning Robotics?
There is no age limits on starting with Robotics. If you are doubtful if your kiddo is ready for this, contact us and setup an assessment session where we will help you decide.
Is this the same my kid learned in his summer camp?
Short answer is NO. Robotics is not something your child can learn at a summer camp. It should be learned in a systematic fashion. There are good educational institutions teaching it, but unfortunately the kids will not be able to master it unless they join a regular program.
How is RobotiX Institute different from other places offering Robotics?
Instructors at RobotiX Institute are Carnegie Mellon certified teachers with decades of Industry experience. We have a passion for technology and we encourage our students to free thinking and nurture them as future inventors. We tailor the curriculum for each student to meet their requirements. We have courses to meet every student’s need, whether they are just beginners or advanced or they just want to learn programming – we have you covered.
Why should a school student learn Robotics?
There is a growing recognition that Computational Thinking Practices are critical for all students to learn. They form the cornerstone of the language of innovation, and will drive all future STEM discoveries. They are a new set of “basic skills” that all students need to know.
Whats VEX Robotics?
The VEX Robotics Design System is a robotic kit intended to introduce students as well as adults to the world of robotics. The VEX Robotics Design System is centered around the VEX Protobot Kit.
What’s LEGO Robotics?
LEGO MINDSTORMS educational robotic systems provide a tailor-made solution of hardware, software and educational resources. Students learn to design, program and control fully-functional models and robots that carry out life-like automated tasks.
STEM and Robotics
Robots are the best way to make youngsters engaged, at the same time motivated to learn. It's the best tool which combines all STEM components - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In our curriculum (Curriculum developed by ROBOMATTER, world leader in Robotics curriculum), students will learn to Design, Code and they will learn Concepts of Automation and Artificial Intelligence through structure Robotics education. Students will also learn to do problem solving, design and implementation, lateral thinking, most essentially improve their team building skills.
* Learn Science while having fun
* Discover how things work
* Engage in Engineering problems
* Do Math while having fun
My child is already studying well in school. What is the benefit of this program?
The advantages of LEGO robots in the educational environment include:
• Backed by LEGO brand (which is associated with fun)
• Allows quick prototyping (if you don’t like what you’ve built, pull it apart and start over)
• Can be programmed with many languages; LEGO NXTG programming language, LabVIEW, ROBOTC, JAVA.
Is it just another academic program?
Short answer is NO. For Long answer, check out our how our typical class look like (below).
What would be a typical class look like?
The students will learn basic concepts and will be doing projects daily. For example, one of the activities students will be doing during the course is to program a robot to drive fixed distances in set patterns. Even these simple programming constructs require precise, thoughtful communication between student and robot – how far should the robot move? How far should it turn? As the challenges become more complex, students learn to break the large problems down into simpler ones, and construct solutions with care, one step at a time.
Sensors add the element of data and make key information about the robot’s environment available; numeric abstractions become a reality – 35 centimeters to the nearest wall, turn 90 degrees – enable the student to make smart decisions about the robot’s behavior. These practices – precise logical thinking, using data to make decisions, analyzing problems, and building solutions in teams – are critical in all forms of problem solving, not just robotic ones. Robotics activities are concrete, contextualized, and provide immediate feedback – important factors in satisfying a student’s desire for success and creating the motivation to continue learning. Students also learn about the robotics technologies themselves, which impact all modern industries, from agriculture to healthcare, banking, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and security. The pervasiveness of robotics technologies, from airplane autopilots, to bank machines, to smartphones, to self-driving cars helps students to be “engaged learners” as they believe that the content that they are studying is important or will be valuable to them.