Johns Hopkins launches master’s degree in robotics

The demand for roboticists is growing, and universities are starting to take notice. Johns Hopkins University, for one, says it sees an increasing need from industry for people who can design and deploy advanced robotics systems. In response the school has launched a Master of Science in Engineering in Robotics degree program. The program is

Robot Turtles game breaks out with huge Kickstarter backing

Robot Turtles, a board game designed to teach 3- to 8-year-olds the basics of programming, has surpassed $500,000 on Kickstarter with two days left in its funding period. In the process, it has become the most-backed tabletop game ever on the service, according to its creator Dan Shapiro. Shapiro is a digital entrepreneur who sold

New site invites STEM students to tackle Air Force challenges

Part crowdsourcing platform, part recruiting tool, part STEM education showcase, the Air Force recently launched its “Collaboratory”  — an interactive platform that invites technology-minded people to submit solutions to real-world Air Force problems. The site particularly targets students studying the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), offering video game-like achievement badges in exchange for

Yaskawa focuses on STEM via educational robotics platform

Robotics are clearly a big part of our collective future, and young people are the future of robotics, which is why science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has become a priority for so many in the industry. It’s certainly a priority for Yaskawa Motoman, which sees a viable market for robotics platforms aimed at