May 12, 2012

Meeting of the Minds at UPenn's GRASP Lab

Yesterday I attended a round table discussion about the future of robotics education and online learning at the University of Pennsylvania. The discussion featured notable TED Talk speaker Vijay Kumar, other Penn and GRASP Lab faculty, and local HS robotic club mentors. I was there to share my personal experience with robotics and online education.

The bulk of the discussion was focused on utilizing online education to bring robotic education to high school students. One of the goals of this proposed initiative is to teach math and science in a hands on way using robotics. After leaving the meeting, I'm optimistic about the initiative and hope that this really begins to take shape.