New technologies are being adopted by classrooms more and more. Here is iRobot, a well-known manufacturer of robots for domestic use. The business is now buying Roots Robotics, a robotics startup devoted to teaching children how to programme and code.
Root Robotics, a company founded at Harvard University, has already made available a small, circular robotic device with two wheels that travels around with ease on a level surface. The robot was released along with an app that taught kids how to programme it to perform different jobs. For example, the robot could be trained to draw while holding a marker. It can also play games and make music.
Similar robotic programming possibilities for kids to learn through applications have been explored by other businesses like Wonder Workshop, Learning Resource, etc. That iRobot is interested in Root Robotics given that it will aid in future expansion is not surprising. The purchase “further demonstrates [the business’s] commitment to make robotic technology more accessible to educators, students, and parents,” according to the corporation.
Since the transaction was completed, iRobot is selling individual Root Robotics robots for $199 each. Additionally, a 30-pack for classrooms is available for just under $6,000.00. The academic app costs $60, and the whiteboard surface it uses costs $30.