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A new blended programme combining robotics, coding and social innovation

Who is it for?

Students aged 13+ in second level schools

Duration 10 hours and scalable
Alignment Suitable for facilitation across a range of subjects
Cost Free in 2020

About the programme

This exciting new programme suitable for students aged 13+ combines social innovation and robotics in a unique way. Students are introduced to robotics and coding and actively explore how technology can be used to tackle social issues through a robot design challenge.

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Why do it?

'Robotics4Good', is a brand new programme initiative for young people aged 13+ that offers a fun and hands on learning experience combining coding, robotics and social innovation. Created in collaboration with Robotify and supported by Google through the Google Dublin Impact Challenge, Robotics4Good introduces students to robotics and coding and explores how robotics and technology can be used to tackle social issues. After discovering the world of coding through the completion of 3 x online coding modules, students are challenged to use design-thinking to propose an innovative robotic solution to a social problem that relates to one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will be invited to showcase their robotic design at either a virtual or in-person showcase event.

Four robots in a line one with a rubix cube

How it's delivered

The programme is delivered by teachers who faciliate student learning using the resources and online coding modules provided. Teacher training is provided and the programme is fully supported by YSI’s Education Team and Robotify’s Online Support Team and the resource pack contains everything needed to get up and running and to facilitate student learning.

Robot with rubix cube against yellow background
Robot with stop sign against blue background
Robot waving against green background

Lives are being changed, not by robots, but by the people who design them. Robotics is the language we need to understand to create robots that can help solve human and environmental challenges - robots for good.

Rachel Collier, CEO & Co-founder, Young Social Innovators

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