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Robotics is celebrated this summer in Bordeaux!

Summer is (finally) around the corner, and with it, the usual string of fun and summery events that usually take place during that season! Two robotics events are worth being highlighted in Bordeaux this month. This weekend is the Euro Cup kickstart, and if you are in Bordeaux, why not come over Place des Quinconces,[…]
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Come and witness the birth of a Poppy robot

If you’ve nothing else planned for the weekend of 3 April 2015 and are interested in humanoid robots, come and witness the birth of a Poppy robot! The principle of this “Poppy, Naissance d’un robot” (Poppy, Birth of a robot) event is quite simple: 6 French cities are to give birth to 6 robots in[…]
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Learning through robotics: an interview with Didier Roy

Schools in the 21st century are gradually incorporating new technologies into their curricula and educational tools. Digital and robotics do have a great deal to offer in the classroom, as they increase pupils’ motivation and help reduce inequalities and academic failure. We interviewed Didier Roy, a researcher in the INRIA Flowers team and maths teacher,[…]
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French state education: more robotics in schools?

State education in France is on the brink of a major revolution. Increasing numbers of work groups, proposals and initiatives are today contributing to the creation of more innovative schools. Innovative schools: the new government flagship In early November, François Hollande launched the Plan pour le numérique à l’école (Plan for Digital Technology in Schools), evidence[…]
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All about Romeo – Nao’s big brother robot

1.4 metres tall, weighing 36 kg, capable of recognising faces, walking and grasping objects – please meet Romeo, the Nao robot’s cousin! The Romeo robot was unveiled in a world exclusive at the Innorobo 2014 event, in which Génération Robots has participated since 2011. For the moment it is still only a research prototype. The[…]
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Inirobot Project: the Thymio II robot has arrived in schools

An increasing number of French schools are embracing the digital revolution and consequently, new subjects are making their way into the educational facilities. In addition, the national curriculums revision which should come into effect in 2015, aims to implement extracurricular activities in every French school. In light of this, the INRIA (French Institute for Research[…]
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