The Origins of Educational Robots
I finished the design of my first robot, the Valiant Turtle, in 1983. That year the BBC’s Science and Philosophy TV series, Horizon aired “Talking Turtle”. This documentary introduced the public to LOGO and its companion the Turtle. LOGO is a computer language designed specifically for education. It is the first example of what we call a low floor high ceiling system. This means it is simple and easy for young children to start, but can challenge much older gifted students. The Turtle robot is a part of LOGO. It was the first educational robot. This video gives you a glimpse of the inventor of educational robots, Seymour Papert. What was his ideas and motivations?