Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy studies how teachers use robots in classrooms to teach Computer Science, Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (CS-STEM). Our mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. The Robotics Academy fulfills its mission by developing research-based solutions for teachers that are classroom-tested and foreground CS-STEM concepts.
Visit our Research area to learn more about our projects, partners, and funding.
All training and professional development courses allow educators to earn a certification from the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, which is also widely accepted as continuing education credits.
All training is conducted at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Pittsburgh, PA.
Learn from a Robotics Academy instructor from anywhere in the world through interactive sessions. (Live sessions are recorded)
Learn from anywhere in the world, and at your own pace, with the support from a Robotics Academy instructor.
The Robotics Academy is a frontrunner in STEM Education Research. Below is a list of different research projects which have led to the development of all the STEM-based curricula and technologies:
- Player-Programmed-Partner Games
- Computer Science STEM Network
- Building a Theory of Badges for Computer Science Education
- Changing Culture in Robotics Classrooms
- The Robot Algebra Project
Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Academy staff and development team are housed in the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), where robots for business, government, and industry are designed, prototyped, and tested just outside our office doors. The NREC is part of the Carnegie Mellon University - Robotics Institute, a world-renowned robotics organization.