Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use educational affordances of robotics to create CS-STEM opportunities for all learners

Summer of Learning


During the summer Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy instructors guide students through learning how to program a robot using our Virtual Robot Curriculum. Students will learn concepts like Robot Movement, Sensors, Loops, Program Flow, and Proportional Math while earning badges on our CS-STEM Network.

Hour of Code


The Hour of Code is a global initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy is proud to support learners participating in the Hour of Code through a variety of free activities, all hosted through our CS-STEM Network. Check out this year's activities!

Artificial Intelligence Pathways Institute (AIPI)


CMRA partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA (BGCWPA) to help create assessments for their AIPI program. The assessments identify the knowledge gains of the participants on the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSA) centered around Artificial Intelligence. 

Game Codesign


Working with local community organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA, CMRA works with kids to codesign educational games using the kids' input (e.g. characters, game style, gameplay, controls, story, etc.) to bring the game to reality. Learn more about the research behind our NSF-funded P3G Project

Robotics Competitions


CMRA supports the Pittsburgh region's robotics competitions by helping with events like FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, VEX Robotics Competition, VEX IQ Challenge, and BotsIQ. 

Merit Badge University (MBU)


Every year, CMU's Apha Phi Omega chapter offers BSA Scouts with the opportunity to earn the merit badges from participating Scout Leaders. CMRA offers the Robotics Merit Badge as part of this event.