Robots at ISTE Dance Their Way to New Technology

0
306

Meghan Sharma writes, Hundreds of booths were lined up with some of the most amazing technology on Tuesday at ISTE.

Hundreds of booths were lined up with some of the most amazing technology on Tuesday at ISTE. Many were presenting their latest inventions while some were raffling them away. The International Society for Technology in Education shows teachers about some of the latest products they can use in their classrooms to teach. There were Microsoft programs, studying tools, Google products, and much more. However, some of my favorites throughout the whole place were the robots of Nao and Lego.The Nao Robot by Aldebaran is an amazing, voice-recognizing, robot made in Paris, France. It can understand English and French and even reacts to touch. Soon, Nao should also be able to understand Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, and Chinese. It can move, dance, and even play some parts of music. The Nao robot has cameras in its eyes and can see its surroundings. This robot totals around $12,000 US dollars and is one of the most high-tech robots I’ve ever seenThe Nao isn’t only a robot to play with, but it’s primary focus is to educate students all about robotics and how to program them. This allows the use of different software to help learn more about robots. To learn more, go to http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/Some of the most classic building blocks ever are Legos. Another place at the ISTE conference was called Lego Education. There, you could control cars and robots made almost entirely from Legos by remote control or programmed on the computer. These remarkable robots will soon have all students motivated about learning robotics