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Learning About Survival Skills with Roamer

This is one from the 1992 archives.  Of course this was a prototype for Bear Grylls Survival TV Shows.  Dot Ginn was working on several Roamer design projects, here she reported on one of them.  How does Roamer survive if stranded on a desert island. Continue reading

Roamer in Emergency Life Saving Dash to the Hospital

Roamer Rescues a Student from West Elementary School, Arcadia, Florida

When a 4th Grade student started to choke on a chicken bone her friends programmed Roamer to make a dramatic life-saving dash to the hospital.  Teacher and Roamer enthusiast Michael Raby set this and other problems for his students to solve in a wonderfully playful lesson. Continue reading

2 Ways Roamer Supported Oldham's Latest Peace Efforts

How Does Maths, Coding and a Cute Robot Help World Peace?

At the end of September, two Peace Pioneers came together to promote Peace. Oldham is the first UK Council to sign the Pledge to Peace. Roamer is the first robot to sign the same pledge. Oldham Council marked the United Nation’s Peace Day (21st September) with a Peace Week. This effort gave Valiant Technology the chance to show various ways Roamer can meet its Pledge and help with a maths lesson at the same time.

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A Roamer Murder Mystery Game

Under development.

My Personal Tribute to Seymour Papert

Father of Educational Robotics Dies

Sadly, on the 31st July, Seymour Papert died.  I find moments like this strange.  While it’s to time grieve, it’s also time to remember and since memories of Papert remind me of good things, I also experience a tinge of happiness. I would like to share my reflections.   I hope this isn’t too self-indulgent, but key parts of my life led me to work with  educational robots and they empathise with some of the experiences of this great educator. Continue reading
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