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This little robot can be programmed by Bockly and Python language (Photo via Hanson Robotics)   It’s now easier than ever to teach kids the basics of STEM and coding. Every year a slew of new programs, toys, games, and books are released that aim to introduce kids to the world of programming. Hanson Robotics is doing the same with a slightly different approach. They recently revealed their little sister version of AI robot Sophia, a companion meant to help young girls learn how to co ...
Over 30 million people around the world have some type of speech impairment and that causes communication barriers. Which is why they rely on sign language to communicate and that can create problems with others who are not familiar with sign language. A 25-year-old technology enthusiast from Kenya stayed determined on dealing with and solving the issue. Roy, an employee at Intel and a tutor of data science at Oxford University has created smartgloves that converts sign language to audible speec ...
Farnell element14 is delighted to announce the launch of our new Physical Computing and Education Services hub, a dedicated resource aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers and promote the development of core STEM skills across all age groups and ability levels.   Supported by the element14 STEM Academy, our Physical Computing and Education Services hub serves as the online home for all of our education platforms, from beginner products such as micro:bit and Codebug to more adva ...
Amazon wants to give back to the community (Photo via Amazon)   Amazon is currently setting up their new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, and the response has been lukewarm at best. In an effort to give back to the community, the company has announced plans to fund computer science classes in more than 130 New York City area high schools.   Amazon will pay for introduction and Advanced Placement college-level courses across all five New York boroughs, which includes more th ...
The pods act as a way to build programs by connecting blocks of code together. (Image via Microsoft)   In 2017, Microsoft announced a new project called Torino which is a physical programming language that helps those with visual impairments learn coding basics. The program was only limited to the United Kingdom, but it was an experimental program that had massive potential for accessibility. Microsoft announced that it's turning the project including all research and technology behind it u ...