Written by IEEE | January 7, 2016 | Updated: March 30, 2017
Schools are placing a greater focus on STEM subjects, and in so doing, have enabled coding to weave its way into lesson plans. Studies have shown that introducing children to programming fundamentals can help improve logic and reasoning skills, communication and creativity. But what about after school?
While walking the showroom floor at the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2016, we stumbled upon a little robot named Albert.
With his vibrant rainbow hairdo and system of sensors, Albert reads sequences of flashcards arranged by the user to perform functions. While Albert makes for a great blend of learning and play at-home, the creators also boast that Albert can be helpful to teachers who need a little help incorporating code into the curriculum.