In the world of student robotics, there are many great stories about programs and people making a positive impact in the lives of others. These are just a few of those.
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Insitu, Inc., the world-class designer, manufacturer and service provider of the ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS), empowers college and high school students through its internship program. By actively engaging them in substantial projects, not coffee runs, student interns have a chance to accomplish something at Insitu: They have a chance to make their ideas real.
Faridodin "Fredi" Lajvardi proves that one dedicated teacher can help a high school robotics team whose demographic profile, according to conventional thinking, does not translate into high student achievement achieve unprecedented success and change the lives of students forever.
"Spare Parts", a movie based on the true story of the Carl Hayden High School Falcon Robotics Team, follows the journey of four students who are eager to compete in a national robotics competition. Without any experience and using old car parts, the team enlists the help of their teacher (George Lopez), to build a robot and compete against MIT.
Each year, the Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team (CUAUV) makes it a priority to reach out to the neighboring Ithaca Community and educate young people about robotics.