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Our Python-programmable secondary school robots

In 2018, the French Higher Committee on Curricula (CSP) decided to make Python the official computer language for programming classes in secondary schools. The Ministry of Education has provided more information about these new programmes on the CSP publications page of its website (in French). Python will be used for lessons in digital science and[…]
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Poppy robot around the world: Germany

Welcome to this new blog posts called “Poppy around the world”. In two years, we send many Poppy robots all over the world. We asked their many users to give us a feedback about their experience with the robot and to tell us a bit more about their projects with Poppy. For this first blog[…]
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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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A look back at Innorobo 2016

A look back at Innorobo 2016! For its 6th edition, the Innorobo event was hosted at the Dock de Paris. Last week, 200 exhibitors and robots from all around the world gathered in this giant futuristic and international village. On day 2, Innrobo welcomed the general public, who came to meet the robots and their[…]
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XM430 Dynamixel servomotors Beta-test

XM430 Dynamixel Beta-test New Dynamixel motors have been designed by Robotis: the XM430-210R and the XM430-350R. These ones are in the Beta-testing phase, but they seem to be promising! We had the opportunity to test them, and we are revealing to you our first impression here. The XM430 servomotors can be considered as the new[…]
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Poppy: an educational robotics platform

Michel Wendling, teacher in science of engineering at the Tocqueville highschool (, Grasse, France) tried it and agreed to share with us (and you!) his first hand experience with the Poppy robot, a successful trial! WHY POPPY ..? How did you first hear about Poppy? Following the reform of the baccalauréats in engineering sciences and[…]
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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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