12Blocks: A Simple Block Language that lets Kids Program Sophisticated Multi-core Robots

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Google Tech Talk
May 12, 2010

ABSTRACT

Presented by Hano Sander

Hano Sander built a simple programming language that's used by kids to explore robotics. His talk will focus on using the block based paradigm to write programs for TBot - a wireless, speech enabled robot that communicates to form swarms- and fits in a child's hand. He will show plenty of demos and explore how robots can be used in the classroom.

Hanno Sander caught the entrepreur bug after graduating from Stanford. He's now developing sophisticated robots and software in New Zealand. He has co-authored the official guide for the Parallax Propeller and co-founded the OneRobot.org foundation, a non-profit bringing robots to classrooms.

Also see the Hanno's Google Tech Talk on Dancebots here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmpPm2Di0Bo

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