Role Of Robotics In The Progressive Education System For The 21st Century

With a specific end goal to instruct in the 21st century, educational institutes and instructors need to develop and keep up a student’s enthusiasm for the curriculum by demonstrating and inculcating skills to transfer bookish knowledge to the real-life applications.

Robotics – An Applied Science

Before we even begin to understand the need for inculcating Robotics in the Education System of today, we need to be thorough with what exactly a robot is.

A robot is a machine that can perform complex actions based on the programs fed to the computer. It can perform a series of tasks, replicate many human movements and functions, but is essentially unemotional.

About Robotics

Robotics is that branch of technology that encompasses the start to the end of a robot. It not only deals with the designing aspect of a Robot, but applies technology for the construction of the same, considers the aspects of its operation, and further application of the robots.

Robotics is not a fad; it is far from that. It is a gradual progression from the old-school contemporary education and is more of a phenomenon that allows an integrated approach to the knowledge of mathematics, science and other technological content.

In the fast-paced world today, Robotics allows emphasis on problem-based learning, encourages learning in groups and outlays perfect integration and application of knowledge.

Robotics And Student Connect

Realizing True Potential: Since Robotics is essentially an application-based study, it allows students across levels to learn on the go. They may also get to realize their potentials and seek assistance where they see an opportunity to build their career in the long run.

Taking New Roles: In an interactive classroom environment, while working on a robot, student teams interact with each other. Some come across to be great speakers, while others as great thinkers – virtually breathing life into thoughts. They can rather code, perform specialized tasks and additionally ensure the group remains focused.

Going Beyond the Books: Today, the Education system is focusing beyond the bookish knowledge and while students get interested in a new domain like Robotics, they will also get an opportunity to get involved and learn other interactive platforms like social media to spread a word about their word.

Theory to Application: As the students begin to see, the theoretical knowledge coming to life in the manner, they would want it to, where they have a role in the actual control. They begin to enjoy the power of control and subconsciously start excelling in the respective domains as well.

Stretching the Boundaries: It allows an opportunity for critical thinking in a steady and self-inspired way. The learners encounter fulfilling accomplishments immediately and can rapidly proceed to establish complicated programs and challenges in a robot.

Future Nano Tech Solution – Engine Compartment Oil and Grease Leak Stopping Compounds

Not long ago, I was talking to an airframe and power plant mechanic and he had to go out on his day off and take care of an oil leak that spooked one of the pilots during his preflight. It turned out that is it was a simple problem, and it was fixed right away, but if he hadn’t gone out on his day off during the weekend, the aircraft would’ve been grounded. It turns out the oil leak was nothing too serious, but the pilot was unsure, and for his own safety, and the safety of the very expensive $6 million aircraft he chose to not fly it.

Okay so let’s talk about this for second, because maybe some of these oil leaks should be fixing themselves. Back in the old days of the radial engines, there used to be a joke that if the airplane wasn’t leaking oil, that was a really bad sign, and you shouldn’t fly it. In other words, they weren’t supposed to leak oil, but in the modern age, we want everything to work perfect all the time, and if oil is leaking, that is almost as if the human body is bleeding, and there is a problem somewhere, a problem which needs to be looked at. We can all understand that right?

Still, what if we had a future nano tech solution for this problem? Perhaps we could put nanoparticles at all the fittings, and along the hoses, it might be a coating of some type. When there was an oil leak all the nanoparticles would get together and swarm the leak to stop the bleeding so to speak? Right now, we have bioengineered blood which coagulates very quickly and seals up wounds for soldiers. This of course is applied by a human, perhaps a medic, self-medicating, or by one of the soldier’s buddies on the battlefield. Perhaps in the future all of this could be done simultaneously from inside the uniform, but I digress.

It’s not that the digression wasn’t needed, or shouldn’t have been stated however, because if we took that same theory of that obvious future innovation and applied it inside the cowling of an aircraft we could essentially do the same thing; self-healing oil leak fixing. Perhaps we should be thinking about this for pipelines, water lines, engines, and a host of other things. It makes sense, and future smart materials should be able to do this.

After all we have self-cleaning windows, and titanium dioxide which automatically cleans stainless steel kitchen equipment. It’s not such a far-fetched idea. Therefore, I ask that you please consider all this and think on.

Human Scientists Will Soon Create A Virtual Reality Experience Which Will Replace Life Experience

Okay so, the big question isn’t – is there a god. Not anymore, the question is now; why did our ancestors create this world for us to play in – this virtual reality world, one we might just call the human life experience’ where you and I and everyone you know lives out their life? Yes, I am speaking of the philosophical conundrum that we are all living in a Simulation, like a super sophisticated video game. So, are we living in a simulation? Hard to say, and we don’t know for sure, but there are many reason why we should consider this concept.

Not long ago, I was talking with a technologist about this, he noted that at the rate we are headed, soon we will create a “second life” so real that it will be just like life, so real, you might rather live in it. Good point and I replied:

Exactly, so it doesn’t matter if we are now living in a VR or not, because in the future WE WILL, it only makes sense, as humankind works to remain in the game indefinitely, live forever, in any form to continue their current type of consciousness without fully understanding exactly what it is or how exactly it works.

The technologist told me his daughter just completed her graduate degree in both Computer Science and Computer-Brain Interfaces. Well, I’d say his daughter is in the right place at the right time. Maybe they’ll call it VR2 (virtual reality II). The first VR world is where we live now in the simulation, and VR-2 is a game within a game that we create of our own accord, sure slightly different for now, but it will be quite robust and appear as if it is reality – like the Biosphere II project, the Earth being biosphere I.

Indeed, I cannot foresee a future where we do not create such a world, that is “IF” human technology continues, as humans might doom themselves to repeat past history – once again losing and thus. forgetting more than we’ve ever known? Ouch. I guess it’s like Arthur C Clarke put it – Humans are mostly harmless except to themselves. Somehow I think humanity will mutter along with false starts, mistakes and eventually get there. It’s an interesting species, a lot going for it, and a lot not.

Are we living in a simulation? Hard to prove yes or no on that one, but rest assured in the future we surely will be – and there is a whole new world out there if we are willing to take it. Think on this.

Playing Video Games Can Boost Learning

Computers can help to develop the creative capacity of people. Today’s digital technologies like commercial games demand strategic thinking and sophisticated problem-solving skills. Educators and psychologists believe that a variety of learning principles are built into good video games. According to J. P. Gee (2003) these good learning principles may be useful in what he calls the semiotic domain of everyday life. In what follows, we present five principles of learning exemplified with L.A. Noire, a neo-noir detective video game developed in 2011 by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games.We believe that electronic games like L.A. Noire, where players are challenged to solve problems, give players a rich learning opportunity.

Identity: digital games motivate the player through the identity of the character who plays. This character can be inherited by the player, or created and developed by him. E.g. L.A. Noire is set in Los Angeles in 1947 where the player assumes the identity of a detective of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Interaction: video games require the player interaction for its development and from it he receives feedback and new challenges. E.g. in L.A. Noire the player can choose several strategies to solve cases.

Agency: players have a sense of control over the actions and decisions.E.g. following up clues to unravel each case’s story in L.A. Noire.

Smart tools and distributed knowledge: many aspects of video games, as their characters are intelligent tools that lend their expertise to the player, so the player only needs to know when and how to use the knowledge of these tools to face challenges. The same occurs between players who help each other with their knowledge and skills of their characters in collaborative video games. E.g. in L.A. Noire the partner of the detective player assists in location to solve game objectives.

Systematic thinking: video games encourage players to think about the relationships between events, the facts and the existing skills in them. E.g. in L.A. Noire the solution of police cases is based upon the interpretation of the events that occur in a chain of events. The detective player has skills that can assist to solve a range of cases.

Young people’s engagement with complex digital technologies brings new possibilities for learning in a much more multimodal form. So, they are relevant to young people’s success in school and society in the new digital age we are living. Good video games are digital tools for learning inside and outside of school in areas that we value.

Work cited

James P. Gee. What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy (New York: Palgrave, 2003), 207.

For Better Schools, Let the Communities Take Over

Caring for education and personal development of the younger generation is a fundamental task to the future of Brazilian society. But we have never been so far from achieving these goals. Public administration sure “talks a lot” about “sustainability” and “development”, but it’s easy to see that administrators don’t have an effective plan to solve the real problems we’re facing nowadays. Authorities have failed in their effort to boost educational outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. For the poorest, the promise of quality education remains elusive. And the jobs, which were already insufficient, disappeared in the last years. Let’s remember that this happened in the years of the administration of the Worker’s Party. Ain’t that ironic?

What is the answer for education now? We cannot pretend that things will improve with unilateral measures, in a complex and diverse society like the current one. That’s not the right answer. Is it reasonable to believe that norms arbitrarily established by those who, in a contingent way, exercise power will transform reality for the better? Besides that, even if reform improved education, it is unlikely to do much about inequality. On the other hand, we must also confront those who specialized in the contestatory discourse. They are demagogues who are not concerned with younger people’s dreams. Otherwise they would respect their freedom of thought – the essential condition for building up a fair society. As well as in our personal life, in society we have to be the change. The policy will not revitalize education. They need to start by learning how to listen to those directly engaged in working with education. The truth is we will not “find” the solution. We must create it.

New forms of school organization need to emerge in response to new problems. The crisis should lead to a paradigm shift. Schools do not belong to political parties or rulers, not even belong to trade unions. But in these matters there’s a harmful centralized philosophy which empowers bureaucrats to exercise control over the classroom. Parents, teachers and community – the people closest to and most directly responsible for the students – have been shut out of the process. Far from it the authorities are replacing misguided policies with worse ones. It’s time to return education policy back to the local communities; it’s time to start putting our children first.

So, I believe that, even though experimentally, because that’s how the new one starts, it’s time for local communities to take over their schools. Only they can really take care of the public schools and those who attend them. I believe they would do this in the same responsible and generous way that people, all over the country, are rescuing and caring for abandoned public squares and gardens. In the same way that families come together to take care of the neighborhood. It is certainly unfortunate that we have come to this point. But we cannot wait any longer. It is time for decent and responsible people to confront this situation. It is time to transform our schools into a place of real learning.