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Meet Root: The Robot that Brings Code to Life

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Computational thinking and programming underlie the digital world around us – yet K-16 teachers have been challenged to find the right teaching tool to instill coding and programming skills in beginners of a wide age range. Recognizing the pressing need for young students to be digitally literate and the remarkable educational power of robots, a team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has developed Root, a coding robot that will engage students at an early age and guide the growth of their coding skills. By programming Root through exciting activities and games, today’s coding students will be tomorrow’s digital innovators.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

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