Amazing things with software programming and robotics

Applying software programming concepts to robotics is also a fun way for children to learn computer science in general and to get them introduced to the Internet of things.

Children are faced with another type of computer interface: a Robot.

They need to :

  • think about all possible cases when programming a robot,
  • reuse already developed modules,
  • structure their program even more,
  • learn how to programatically interact with all the robot’s sensors (something else than just a mouse of keyboard)
  • learn how to interact with services available on the Internet to enhance the functionalities of the robot and make it even more smarter.

At Devoxx4Kids we use mainly 2 type of robots:


Lego Mindstorm lego_mindstorms_nxt_kit
NAO Humanoid Robot nao2