Robotics courses for kids
Robotics is a branch of engineering that specifically focuses on the design, manufacture and operation of robots in order create intelligent machines to assist humans. Robotic engineers may be skilled in specific areas such as air traffic management systems, computer-aided manufacturing, bio-cybernetics, automation, and artificial intelligence robots.
Robotics is great to teach children because it’s a hands-on and fun introduction to programming. For early learners, it gives them a tangible outcome to a problem rather than having them grapple with the static process of programming code. With a few lines of code and a little patience, they will be able to get their robot to move, raise its arms, or even dance. It will give them exposure to logical reasoning which is a foundation for progressing to learn other programming languages. It will also spark their creativity to solve problems and tackle increasingly complex challenges. This process teaches a child resiliency, to recover from mistakes and learn how to build even better solutions. Understanding robotics also helps to prepare children for a technological future. Some reports suggest the stock of robots worldwide could reach 20 million by 2030, with automated robots taking up to 51 million jobs in the next 10 years.
On the Bizibuz platform, we have a large range of robotic courses for children spanning lego spike, lego EV3 vehicles, lego wedo and screenless robotics for the younger years, to VR robotics, micro:bit robotic cars, vexIQ robotics, mBot2 AI robotics, codey rocky robotics, and robot innovations courses for the older kids.
The benefits of learning robotics for children include
- developing fine motor skills
- enhancing problem solving and analytical skills
- becoming more methodical and logical thinkers
- improving concentration skills and patience
- enhancing creativity
- developing a proactive attitude toward challenges