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Microsoft, Ga Tech, Bryn Mawr Create Robotics Institute

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REDMOND, Wash., July 12, 2006 -- In a move designed to boost enrollment and retention in college computer science classes, Microsoft Corp. announced today the creation of the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) in partnership with Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr College. The institute is designed to reinvigorate computer science curriculum by delivering robotics technology tailored for teaching purposes, scientifically evaluated for its effectiveness in live teaching situations. A tenet of their proposal is that every student should have his or her own personal robot. These small, mobile robots -- to be made...Read full article

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