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roBlocks

roBlocks

(computational construction kits and craft)

roBlocks are the basic modules of a computational construction kit created to scaffold learning of math, science and control theory concepts. By combining sensor, logic and actuator blocks, young kids can create simple reconfigurable robots that exhibit surprisingly complex behavior. roBlocks are self-describing, so they can provide helpful feedback to the user, and automatically adjust their functionality based on how they've been assembled.
roBlocks
    sponsor: NSF ITR 03-26054

last updated 8.26.2006 by Mark D Gross

2009
Designing Systems to Design Themselves - pdf
Eric Schweikardt
Mark D Gross
Transitive Materials: Programming Reality CHI 2009 Workshop

2008
The Robot is the Program: Interacting with roBlocks - pdf
Eric Schweikardt, Mark D Gross
Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2nd ACM Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction Bonn, Germany: February 18-21, 2008

2008
Learning about Complexity with Modular Robots - pdf
Eric Schweikardt
Mark D Gross
DIGITEL 2008: The Second IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning

2007
A Brief Survey of Distributed Computational Toys - pdf
Eric Schweikardt
Mark D Gross
DIGITEL 2007: The First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning

2007
Environments for Creativity A Lab for Making Things - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Mark D Gross
6th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition June 1315, 2007, Washington, DC, USA.

2007
Why Toys Shouldn't Work "Like Magic": Children's Technology and the Values of Construction and Control - pdf
Mark D Gross
Michael Eisenberg
DIGITEL 2007: First IEEE workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning

2007
CCK 2007 Annual Progress Report - pdf
Mark D Gross
Mike Eisenberg
report to NSF on 2006/07 activities

2006
roBlocks: A Robotic Construction Kit for Mathematics and Science Education - pdf
Eric Schweikardt
Mark D Gross
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

2006
Computational Construction Kits (REESE) poster - pdf
Mark D Gross
Mike Eisenberg
NSF REESE Grantees Workshop poster December

2006
CoDe Lab open house: individual posters 2006 - pdf
Eric Schweikardt
Tsung-Hsien Wang
Sherif Morad Abdelmohsen
Michael Weller, Ken Camarata,Yu-Chang Hu, Bridget Lewis, Kursat Ozenc
Yu-Chang Hu
Shaun Moon
Individual Poster3 march 07