Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about STEM

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October 23, 2017

The Minister of Education of Thailand visits NREC

By Krishna Pandravada

Robin Shoop
  • Director
Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education of Thailand, visited NREC to learn about the latest robotics and educational technologies our center develops. NREC discussed how its vision systems, autonomous vehicles, and humanoid robot technologies will integrate into commercial applications. But the visit centered on the technology for educational applications from the Robotics Academy. Specializing in both in-person and online education, the Robotics Academy is a world leader in robotics education. The program studies how teachers use robots in the classroom, trains teachers internationally and offers educational programs rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).