Introduction to Robots and Robotics

Date(s) - 09/11/2015
All Day



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Our society has been interacting with robots for decades; plus, science fiction novels have given them a growing place in popular culture. Consumer robot kits are becoming very popular in K-12 school programs, library makerspaces and other collaborative learning spaces, as well as in people’s homes. In this webinar:

  • Define what a robot is and what they are capable of doing
  • Understand the history of robots and robotics
  • Describe the various types of robots
  • Learn how to get started building your own robot
  • Learn how to create a robotics league in your library

Instructor Bio ~ Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technophile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, and whose goal is “to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century.


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