Robotics programs drive interest and teach critical thinking


Brittany Lopez held the remote with care, keeping her eyes on the small robot in front of her.


She moved her fingers gingerly to maneuver the machine — which looked more like a two-wheel, upright tractor than the humanoid version people often think of — over to a blue Lego piece. Soon the robot's mechanical arm had picked up the Lego, which was supposed to represent a miniature solar panel, and placed it on top of a small structure.


"When you're a kid and growing up, you play with Legos," said...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eSchool News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

©2016 the Huntington Beach Independent (Huntington Beach, Calif.) Visit the Huntington Beach Independent (Huntington Beach, Calif.) at www.hbindependent.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.