Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about STEM

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.

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Training & Professional Development


On-site Training

All training is conducted at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Pittsburgh, PA. 


Online Training

Enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation.

Training at your location

The Robotics Academy’s qualified trainers can come to your site and offer classes for groups of teachers from September through May. 

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Research

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:


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.