UCD program brings robotics—and math—to at-risk kids in Sacramento schools

[caption id="attachment_132828" align="alignleft" width="150"]robotics The robot is called a linkbot, because it can be linked with other robots to build bigger ones that can accomplish complicated tasks and solve advanced problems.[/caption]

Angel Baez and Andrew Robbins each pressed a button on their palm-size robots and bumped them together to sync them. Baez then held his cylindrical robot like a steering wheel, shooting Robbins' across the table.

The two students at California Middle School in Sacramento, Calif., had fun on Oct. 31 familiarizing themselves with the...

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