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Elizabeth M
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Re: On your mark, get set, Kickstart
Elizabeth M   11/18/2013 3:59:09 AM
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Yes, they do seem similar to those robots. I think modularity is becoming a theme in a lot of technology areas, and you're right, robotics is one of them. I also think the ease of assembly of these--how they snap together--is just a genius idea for kids and should get them interested in technical things quite early.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/16/2013 9:54:52 AM
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A tremendous number of programs have popped up to support kids' involvement with robots. Every time I go to an automation tradeshow these days there is a corral of kids with their home-developed robots.

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far911   11/16/2013 5:43:43 AM
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yes it is true.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/15/2013 11:51:52 AM
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Great slideshow, Elizabeth. Modular robotics is becoming a big deal, even when they don't self-assemble. The magnets remind me of the MIT self-assembly robot cubes we covered here http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=268858

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/14/2013 9:05:01 AM
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Yes, I agree this model is a breath of fresh air for robotics. Like the Lego robots, this seems perfectly suited for supporting kids as they try their hands at engineering.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/14/2013 7:36:08 AM
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I will definitely keep an eye on this project, Rob. It seems really cool and I think will also go a long way to encourage kids to make their own robots and foster interest in STEM. I think this also is the aim of the company. How they have connected the robots through magnets and different interfaces, and use this instead of programming, is really unique, I think.

Rob Spiegel
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On your mark, get set, Kickstart
Rob Spiegel   11/14/2013 7:11:53 AM
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You'll have to let us know how the Kickstarter attempt works in getting these robots up and moving, Elizabeth.



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