Educational Robotics in Estonia
Heilo Altin
Educational Robotics in Estonia
Ramon Rantsus
Heilo Altin
• No pep talk
• Long-term investment
3000 programmers could be hired by tomorrow
in Estonia
Can anyone become an engineer?
GOAL
Introduce kids to technology, offer them the
opportunity to create, design, test and play
with it starting
in
kinderg...
After-school activities in
comprehensive schools 2013
Science and technology
Everything else
Source: Estonian Education
In...
Concept
Gain
interest
Train
teachers
Get the
robots
Support
schools
Organize
outputs
Concept
Gain
interest
Train
teachers
Get the
robots
Support
schools
Organize
outputs
Robotic theatre
 Outcome
 Risks
Workshops
 Effect on whom?
Fairs
How Do We Gain Interest?
Robotic theatre in Hiiumaa, 2010 december
Concept
Gain
interest
Train
teachers
Get the
robots
Support
schools
Organize
outputs
Positive emotion vs hard work
Time oriented vs results
 Typical thinking: „I did not
understand exactly how this works,...
Teacher training of robotics and mechatronics course in Tartu 2013
Concept
Gain
interest
Train
teachers
Get the
robots
Support
schools
Organize
outputs
Getting the robots
Recommended robotic sets
LEGO MINDSTORMS
Robolabor
Support from the goverment
Tiger Leap - RIP
Sm...
 Smartlab project
 Look@World Foundation
 Microsoft Estonia
 EMT and Elion, which are telecommunications companies ope...
LEGO Mindstorms NXT
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Robolabor
Concept
Gain
interest
Train
teachers
Get the
robots
Support
schools
Organize
outputs
Support
List for teachers
www.robootika.ee
Trainings
Robotic theatre
Competitions
Ramon’s mobile phone
Concept
Gain
interest
Train
teachers
Get the
robots
Support
schools
Organize
outputs
Outputs
Competitions
Technology days
National contest
Multiple disciplines
FIRST® LEGO ® League
FIRST LEGO League 2012 semi final in Tartu AHHAA Science center
Idea?
Not to teach robotics!
Idea
Big Bang theory in school
27 % of schools in Estonia
have joined the project
„It is not about people building robots, it is
about robots building people!“
 Thank you!
 www.robootika.ee
 Heilo.Alti...
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  • Estonian Experience in Robotics, Heilo Altin

    1. 1. Educational Robotics in Estonia Heilo Altin
    2. 2. Educational Robotics in Estonia Ramon Rantsus Heilo Altin
    3. 3. • No pep talk • Long-term investment
    4. 4. 3000 programmers could be hired by tomorrow in Estonia
    5. 5. Can anyone become an engineer?
    6. 6. GOAL Introduce kids to technology, offer them the opportunity to create, design, test and play with it starting in kindergarten
    7. 7. After-school activities in comprehensive schools 2013 Science and technology Everything else Source: Estonian Education Information System database 2013, spring
    8. 8. Concept Gain interest Train teachers Get the robots Support schools Organize outputs
    9. 9. Concept Gain interest Train teachers Get the robots Support schools Organize outputs
    10. 10. Robotic theatre  Outcome  Risks Workshops  Effect on whom? Fairs How Do We Gain Interest?
    11. 11. Robotic theatre in Hiiumaa, 2010 december
    12. 12. Concept Gain interest Train teachers Get the robots Support schools Organize outputs
    13. 13. Positive emotion vs hard work Time oriented vs results  Typical thinking: „I did not understand exactly how this works, but I will take a look at it in school!“ Teacher training
    14. 14. Teacher training of robotics and mechatronics course in Tartu 2013
    15. 15. Concept Gain interest Train teachers Get the robots Support schools Organize outputs
    16. 16. Getting the robots Recommended robotic sets LEGO MINDSTORMS Robolabor Support from the goverment Tiger Leap - RIP Smart Lab
    17. 17.  Smartlab project  Look@World Foundation  Microsoft Estonia  EMT and Elion, which are telecommunications companies operating in Estonia. EMT and Elion belong to TeliaSonera, Europe’s 5th largest telecommunications group.  The total contribution to the Smartlab by Microsoft, EMT and Elion is 185,000 euros. In 2013 additional partner joined project - Itella Logistics, Playtech, BCS Intera. NutiLabor - SmartLab hobby trainings
    18. 18. LEGO Mindstorms NXT
    19. 19. LEGO Mindstorms EV3
    20. 20. Robolabor
    21. 21. Concept Gain interest Train teachers Get the robots Support schools Organize outputs
    22. 22. Support List for teachers www.robootika.ee Trainings Robotic theatre Competitions Ramon’s mobile phone
    23. 23. Concept Gain interest Train teachers Get the robots Support schools Organize outputs
    24. 24. Outputs Competitions Technology days National contest Multiple disciplines FIRST® LEGO ® League
    25. 25. FIRST LEGO League 2012 semi final in Tartu AHHAA Science center
    26. 26. Idea? Not to teach robotics!
    27. 27. Idea Big Bang theory in school
    28. 28. 27 % of schools in Estonia have joined the project
    29. 29. „It is not about people building robots, it is about robots building people!“  Thank you!  www.robootika.ee  Heilo.Altin@ut.ee  +372 51 87 617
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