Educational Robotics is an integrated system making use of Robotics as a method to increase the quality of scientific and technical education in public school. Robots have become a popular educational tool in some secondary and high schools, as well as in numerous youth summer camps, raising interest in programming, artificial intelligence and robotics among students.
Robotics is particularly appropriate for teaching science, math and technology, but it has also many connections with other school subjects such as literature, arts, theatre. Educational Robotics is a strategic method to develop a problem-solving attitude, foster a trans-disciplinary approach and encourage team work. In addition, Robotics is extremely motivating: learning with robots increase children engagement, and a student-centred learning approach.
The BioRobotics Institute promotes Educational Robotics programs to educate young people in deploying and using robotic technologies with strong collaborations and synergies between municipalities, university, schools, enterprises, citizens, investors, stakeholders. The Institute has set up a local Educational Laboratory on Robotics developing new tools that enable primary, secondary and high school students to expand upon their interest in robots.