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Here are some reasons why the wonderful world of robotics will benefit your child from every aspect. Since we started teaching in 2003, we have seen students grow, learn and improve with help from our home-brew syllabus. What makes us special? Click here to find out!

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Robotics is now commonplace in education systems throught the world. For example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) uses robotics (incuding LEGO® Mindstorms®) to teach their engineering students. In Malaysia, robotics has become so common-place, many schools will have a robotics club included in their extra-curricular activity list.

Robotics is a very comprehensive 'subject', because it deals with:
• Hardware - You'll first need to build the robot out of physical components.
• Software - You then need to perform coding - writing a program for the robot to function.
• Wetware - Many machines are now being inspired by nature - 'wetware' is nature's 'hardware'!
• Science - There are a lot of scientific concepts that go into making a robot work properly.
• Technology - Often, you'll want to give your robots gismos and gadgets to make it do more.
• Engineering - Let's face it - robots are not just 'built', they are 'engineered'!
• Aesthetics/Arts - In this day and age, a robot has to look as good as it performs.
• Mathematics - It is not possible to code a robot without numbers. Yet.

The human mind is basically divided into two distinct parts - the left brain and the right brain. The brain is cross-wired to the body i.e. the right brain controls the left side of the body and the left brain vice versa. Studies have shown that the left side of the brain handles logical thinking most people (right handed people) seem to depend on this part of the brain. The right side of the brain (left handed) handles creative thinking - and it is this side of the brain that one has to exercise too in order be a creative thinker.

When building a robot, students are faced with numerous challenges. Questions such as "Will it be too heavy?", 'Will it look cool?", 'How am I going to move two wheels with one motor?" or "The robot is too tall - is it still stable?" will tend to pop up in one's mind. Sometimes, challenges require the application of both logical and creative thinking in order to solve the problem. At the same time, there may be design constraints such as budget, parts, or size limits.

Robot-building inevitably involves handling small or delicate parts with precision. Frequent practice with these components will build up one's hand-eye coordination. Hand-eye coordination is a vital must-have In every functional person, and the best time to instill it is during childhood!

Here at Creative Robotics, building robots with LEGO and programming them on a Mac or PC has proven countless times to help improve hand­-eye coordination In our students! A quick Google search will return hundreds of thousands of relevant results.

Studies have shown that playing with construction-oriented
toys improves hand-eye coorditation.

Since our students are mixed-age-group, they have to learn to socialize and get along with other students. They will learn how to communicate and work together to achieve goals. They will also have to behave properly, otherwise they will not receive certain awards! They will ultimately be in a good, wholesome environment • just what growing kids need.

We employ English as our primary language as it is widely used as an International language. Our Missions, Manuals, Coaches and Website all communicate in English - students will pick up new words and improve their vocabulary!

Robots are quickly being integrated into our daily life. Countries such as Japan and the US spend huge amounts of resource per annum to improve their robotic technology. Robots are already helping us in many areas, either because it is too boring, dangerous, stressful, precise or expensive for a human to do. Some examples:
• Entertaining humans
• Disposing bombs
• Exploring planets
• Car making
• Crash testing
• Load lifting
• Building buildings
• Vacuuming floors
• Mopping floors
• Street deaning
• Cleaning gutters
• Patrolling dangerous areas
• Flying airplanes
• Driving cars
• Sailing boats
• Building more robots
• Delivering meals
• Spotting bad guys
• Serving ice cream
• Taking selfies
• And much, much more!

Just Google for "robot" - about 401,000,000+ results at the time of this writing!

Read more about our PR concept here

The robotics trend will be something like the next PC (Personal Computer) rush. The concept of the PR (Personal Robot) is already brewing in the minds of many individuals (and companies) throughout the globe (yes, on our minds too).

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