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FAQs

What is robots4STEM?

robots4STEM is a collection of courses that leverage avatars and humanoid robots to teach learners of all ages how to program, improve problem-solving skills, understand logical design, and increase creativity.

Who is Jett?

Jett comes in two forms: avatar and robot. Using the avatar, students can test their program in a virtual environment. Once the student has tested their code, their program can be run on a robot.

What are the benefits of robots4STEM?

robots4STEM allows students to see the effects their code has in real life, through the actions of the robot.

How many lessons are there?

robots4STEM has over 36 hours of content available.

How do students learn?

robots4STEM is designed to work in structured, self-paced lessons, pair-programming, or group projects. Students learn from robot-assisted standards-based projects.

What do students learn?

robots4STEM teaches students how to improve problem-solving skills, understand logical design, increase creativity, story boarding, and the basics of computer science.

What can Jett do?

Both the Jett avatar and robot have:

  • Full Range of Motion: He can move his arms and legs, and students can even help him learn new dance moves.
  • Full Range of Emotion: Jett can appear happy, sad, angry, or have fun making silly faces.
  • Full Range of Speech: You can program him to have a conversation, tell a joke, or deliver instructions.
Is it only for classroom use?

robots4STEM is developed to allow learners to work in both the classroom and in the home.

What kind of equipment do I need?

You only need a computer (PC, Mac, or Chromebook) and an internet connection.

Does a teacher require prior computer science or coding knowledge?

Teachers don’t need to be tech savvy to work with Jett. robots4STEM comes with pre-made lessons for the classroom.

What kind of prerequisites does a student need?

Students gradually learn more about programming and the robots4STEM interface as they progress through the course. This process was developed to ensure that students need no prior programming experience. Students will just need enthusiasm and a basic understanding of written and spoken English.