The Robotics Academy is committed to using the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. We are an educational outreach of Carnegie Mellon University, and part of the university’s world-renowned Robotics Institute. Our administrative staff and development team are housed in the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), where robots for business, government, and industry are designed, prototyped, and tested just outside our office doors.
The mission of the Robotics Academy is multi-faceted. We aim to influence children to become interested in robotics and related technologies as an area of study and future employment while helping develop them into a mathematically competent and technological literate workforce. Catching them having fun experimenting with science and technology is essential, so we are driven to develop standards-driven curricula for middle and high school teachers that allow children to experiment and learn by doing. We wish also to grow future entrepreneurs and employees for the region and nation, thereby enhancing the economic development of these technologies both regionally and nationally, using this technological literacy as a tool itself to better our city and community.