The world is changing and getting more and more advanced in technology each day. With an increase in smart technology and a possible future of AI robots, the future begins now. Why not let them have a hand in making and piecing robot toys that they can feel excited about seeing them come alive like in the movies!
This academy is supervised by Tomotaka Takahashi Sensei, who is a robot creator from Japan. He is the creator of the robotic phone “RoBoHon” and the robot astronaut “Kirobo”, the world’s first conversational robot (Co-developed with Toyota Motor and Dentsu). Let your child have an experience in learning how to make Japanese robots!
What abilities can Human Academy Robot School develop in kids?
1.Inventiveness: The process of trial-and-error, thinking while building blocks and parts with hands stimulates to the creative ideas and helps to acquire inventiveness.
2.Space Cognition and Space Perception: While playing with blocks and parts, kids can learn the notion of space and nurture ability to think from many perspectives.
3.Creativity: Realizing an image into shapes using blocks and customizing it will give a joy of expressing a freedom of thinking. This will stimulate a notion of creativity.
4.Scientific Knowledge: Scientific knowledge such as “principle of leverage “, "friction “, and mechanism of power driven tools like gears and motors can be learnt through the experience of robot construction.
The classes are adjusted according to different levels, from beginner to advanced. Classes will equip students with not only skills to make robot toys and robot programming the Japanese way, but also a chance in robotics competitions and tournaments where your kids can feel a sense of pride and achievement from winning.
Kids can learn to tinker and use their imagination. This school conducts classes using LEGO Robotics. Each class has different themes brought into the lesson. They have different stages from The Freshmen level (Stage 1) that caters to children under the age of 4. The school aims to bring lessons on problem solving skills through the use of LEGO Robotics.
The school adopts a learning model used by Thomas Edison and other inventors that made history. On top of that, the school also has an integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum that aims to equip students with core competencies of the 21st century. These include such as Creative and Inventive Thinking, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Cross-cultural Communication. Classes are small with up to 12 students for maximum interaction and attention.
Research, reinvent, design and develop. This is what R2D2 stands for. Let your child learn mathematical reasoning and scientific knowledge. The school integrates all the four disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their curriculum. Robotics classes can begin from a junior level at the age of 5 where kids can learn coding and see robots respond immediately to their actions and have a friendly interaction with the robot.
Founded in August 2015, their mission is to deliver the next generation in experiential learning and equip our students with future skillsets, today. Their standard robotics course uses the latest LEGO ® MINDSTORM ® EV3 robotic set for kids age 9 and up. Many of their outstanding students have represented Singapore in the World Robot Olympiad since 2014 and has won a couple of times in the National Junior Robotics Competition.
Kids robotic classes begin with the Dash and Dot from age range of 6 – 10. Curriculums are structured to link to MOE’s mathematics and science topics, and provide a holistic and fun way of coding, robotics and design thinking. Mr Robotics also provides virtual reality experience and education for ages 7 and up to 15. Students can also learn fundamentals of VR and AR through such as Southeast Asian and Modern Art history.
In In3LABS, learning is based on the motto “Integrate, Innovate, Inspire.” At In3LABS, their RoboJunior Programs that begin from the age of 8 combine various aspects such as Computer Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CS-STEM) as part of 21st century education. Students will learn from robot design kits and construction, robot sensors and application, algorithm and robot programming.
Nullspace Robotics is a premier robotics training agency in Singapore, providing quality training and consultation services for educational institutions. Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning are the private arm of Nullspace Robotics. They are a team of instructors with awards in national and international robotics competitions and believe in inspiring learning through play. Class sizes are kept small between 2 to 5 kids in order to provide special attention to all students. At Nullspace, they prefer to let students stuggle on a given problem, work on the robot themselves before providing suggestions for improvements. Students are taught in a show and tell manner so that they can understand key logic behind designing a good robot toy.
Roboto Academy is committed to (i) Grooming the next generation of developers, designers and leaders who understand code, and (ii) Cultivating computational thinking in youth. In Roboto Academy, participants will learn block-based coding using BBC Micro:Bit to integrate motors and servos into a programmable robot. Through the process, they will make robots such as Robot Arm, Draw Bot and Robot Racer.
Bricks 4 Kids has a spirit and philosophy in line with recent focus on ‘purposeful play’ as the principle in designing preschool programmes. For kids who love creatures, they have programmes to build moving models of animals such as snakes, insects, mammals and more from the animal kingdom. Through the making of these models in a structured classroom curriculum, kids will be brought through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to establish an understanding of the model they will be building.
Written by Matt
Robot School in Singapore