Educational robotics, opportunities for investment in sustainable social development

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Educational technology, New Gen, New technologies, Robotics / 31 August, 2021

Sofía R. Ustáriz Journalist

Educational robotics presents new opportunities for investment in sustainable social development.

The young population known as “digital natives” see the world in a different way than their ancestors once did and, as such, require new methods of education and interaction with reality to foster their imagination and problem-solving skills. The value proposition of educational robotics is revolutionary because it meets these parameters, but is not limited to them, as it promotes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education.

Technology advances and education must go hand in hand with it, which is why this is a great field for public and private investment. In 202 alone, more than 9 billion US dollars were invested in robotics and other artificial intelligence technologies, and this investment is expected to exceed 30 billion dollars by 2024.

How does educational robotics work?

Based on the principles of STEAM education, the idea behind the creation and interaction with robots, in addition to their operating systems – at levels according to the school grade – is that girls and boys grow up with a more integrated education, where rather than seeing subjects separately, they can understand how to integrate them into a single vision, to develop concepts and solve problems with a transversal capacity, which does not miss any edge and gives more diverse – and better informed – capabilities to children as they grow up.

Another objective of educational robotics is that people can understand from an early age the process of taking ideas from theory to practice, blurring the line between what we dream and what we can achieve, generating more opportunities for sustainable social development.

Investing in the education of the future

Educational technology is already part of the curriculum in several countries in the European Union, America (North and Latin America) and Asia. With proposals ranging from controlling robots through open source software that children can adapt to what they want, to the assembly of robots, programming and development of mobile applications from scratch, without limitations of preconceived ideas.

This innovative proposal is presented as an interesting investment option to keep an eye on in order to contribute to and profit from the education of the future.