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IPRE Robot Kit - Bryn Mawr College, Spring 2009

This site was created by the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) for discussion of issues related to robots and education, including:


Myro is now available in many different flavors, including:

Also, we have older materials that are now deprecated. Suggested to use Calico, above.


  • Myro Hardware - Robot hardware that currently runs with Myro (Plus gamepads)


Assessment and Outreach

Events, Past and Future


  1. Calico: A Multi-Programming-Language, Multi-Context Framework Designed for Computer Science Education. (2012). Douglas Blank, Jennifer S. Kay, James B. Marshall, Keith O'Hara, and Mark Russo. SIGCSE 2012 (Raleigh, NC).
  2. A Music Context for Teaching Introductory Computing: Ananya Misra, Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar. Proceedings of ACM ITiCSE Conference (ITiCSE 2009), Paris, France.
  3. Personalizing CS1 with Robots. Jay Summet, Deepak Kumar, Keith O'Hara, Daniel Walker, Lijun Ni, Doug Blank, and Tucker Blach. Proceedings of ACM SIGCSE (Computer Science Education). March 4-7, 2009, Chattanooga, TN USA. See also Media:TalkSlides.pdf
  4. Games, Robots, and Robot Games: Complementary Contexts for Introductory Computing Education (GDCSE'08). Dianna Xu, Doug Blank, and Deepak Kumar. See also supporting materials.
  5. Designing Personal Robots for Education: Hardware, Software, and Curriculum. IEEE Pervasive Computing, v7n2 Apr-Jun 2008.
  6. CREU report Robots Byte In: An Exploration of Computer Science Education in Middle Schools Mansi Gupta, Marwa Nur Muhammad, Shikha Prashad and faculty advisor Douglas Blank.
  7. 2007 Annual Report - The Institute for Personal Robots in Education, June 2007.
  8. Robotics in CS - Institute for Personal Robots in Education
  9. AAAI Spring Symposium Series, March 2008, Stanford, CA – Paper titled, Engaging Computing Students with AI and Robotics, by Deepak Kumar, Doug Blank, Tucker Balch, Keith O'Hara, Mark Guzdial, Stewart Tansley. Presented at the Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science.
  10. AAAI Spring Symposium Series, March 2007, Stanford, CA – Paper titled, Advanced Robotics Projects for Undergraduate Students, by Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar, James Marshall, and Lisa Meeden. Presented at the Symposium on Robots and Robot Venues: Resources for AI Education.
  11. Communications of the ACM, Volume 49, Issue 12, December 2006, Pages: 25 - 27 - Robots make computer science personal, Douglas Blank.