Use art supplies, a circuit board, lights, motors and sensors to design, build and program robots that tell stories and express emotions.
Arts & Bots (formerly Robot Diaries) development began in the summer of 2006 in a series of participatory design workshops with middle school girls. We set out to find a way to keep middle school girls engaged with robotics and authoring technology - at an age when many girls get away from such activities - them as activities for boys.
The program has since developed to include both boys and girls -
Robot Diaries is currently in various stages of implementation in middle and elementary schools, kindergartens and after school programs.