Aug 31, 2020
Founded in 2010, BirdBrain Technologies LLC is devoted to creating robots and electronics that educate and inspire. BirdBrain’s products are the result of university-based research endeavors that rest on three pillars:
1. End-users make significant contributions at all parts of the design process.
2. Pre-commercial designs are piloted in real educational settings.
3. Curricula and documentation are co-evolved with hardware and software.
BirdBrain’s products, the Finch robot and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, are designed to improve motivation and learning in STEM education. Since launch in 2011, Finch has been adopted at more than 150 high schools and college CS classrooms.
Hummingbird, launched in the summer of 2012, is rapidly expanding into middle school arts, technology, math, and science classes and workshops.
Tom Lauwers will talk about virtual robotics camps and releasing Finch 2 despite the pandemic.