Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about STEM

Developed by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, all curricula follow an easy-to-follow structure, accessible to those without any experience to start at introductory topics, then grow into more advanced concepts. CMRA curricula are also based on research to ensure the content aligns to standards and skills that current industries value today. Below are some curricula, which are easily accessible on the CS-STEM Network (CS2N), developed as a tool for educators to host their own classes with CMRA curricula.

Featured Virtual Robotics Curricula

These Virtual Robotics Curricula feature a programming interface and virtual robot embedded directly within the curriculum. 

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Coding and Computational Thinking VIRTUAL SPIKE Prime
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RoboCamp with VIRTUAL SPIKE Prime
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Introduction to Programming with VIRTUAL LEGO EV3
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Featured Mobile Robotics Curricula

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Coding and Computational Thinking with VEX V5
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VEX Cortex Video Trainer
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Introduction to Programming with VEXcode IQ Blocks
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Introduction to Programming with VEX IQ (ROBOTC Graphical)
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Introduction to Programming: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
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Introduction to Programming with EV3 Classroom (Scratch)
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Featured Robotics Technician Curricula

The Robotics Technician Curricula is the result of a research project funded by the ARM Institute, called the Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Robotics Training (SMART) Project. Please see Robotic Technician Curricula for more information.

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Electrical Foundations with Arduino

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Machine Vision

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Earn SMART Micro-Certifications through Robotics Competitions

Participants of the FIRST Robotics Competition and VEX Robotics Competition learn an incredible amount from these experiences, but many potential schools and employers are unaware of the specific Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes that are fostered. Participants who have gone through at least one competition season can now provide evidence of their experience to earn SMART Robotics Technician Micro-Certifications from the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, and more clearly showcase their abilities.

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Legacy Curricula

CMRA have created many curricula over the years, and while most of the previous ones are dated, access to those are available below for free.

ROBOTC Intermediate Programming: VEX IQ
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VEX Cortex Video Trainer using ROBOTC
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VEX Curriculum 2.0
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ROBOTC Intermediate Programming: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
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Introduction to Mobile Robotics - Robotics Engineering I
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Guided Research - Robotics Engineering II
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Robot Science featuring Data Logging
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NXT Video Training 2.0
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ROBOTC Curriculum for TETRIX & LEGO MINDSTORMS
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Robotics Academy Curriculum

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Robotics Technician