Texas Instruments unveils first educational robot
SAN ANTONIO —
A first of it’s kind experience for some students at Reagan High School this past week as they spent time with Texas Instrument's first educational robot.
The 9th and 10th graders were among the first in the world to get their hands on TI's first robotic vehicle called Rover.
The Texas based company created the robot so students could simultaneously put their science, engineering and math skills to the test.
Peter Balyta is the President of Educational Technology Business for TI.
He told us they invented Rover to ultimately create a better future for all of us through education.
One of the cool features of Rover is students don't even need to have experience programming. They can be beginners.
Reagan High School students were able to use their graphing calculator to program Rover to do things like draw straight lines, dance and even crash.
And over the weekend more than 1700 teachers and principals from around the world met Rover. They were in San Antonio for TI's annual teaching conference