ROBOTERRA CEO Yao Zhang Spoke at 2016 IFA+ Summit

(Berlin, September 6, 2916) ROBOTERRA CEO Yao Zhang gave a keynote speech at 2016 IFA+ Summit on designing a place for people and machines and training ourselves to race with the robots, not against them.

In the 10-minute speech, Yao Zhang talked about creativity and design for creativity. "Just like what we are doing at ROBOTERRA," Yao shared the Origin Kit story with the audience, "We purposely didn't include rubber wheels in the first Origin Kit, to make our students to generate new ideas on how to 'reinvent the wheel'."

Creativity = Human spirit,  discuss existentialism in the tech era and impact on design philosophy and trend
A new way to design: Human-ability-centered design is to allow & error, allow skill acquisition, and allow evolution of solutions.

ROBOTERRA is an educational robotics company aiming to inspire creativity and innovation via robotics education to everyone worldwide. With the leading R&D capacity in smart device design, cognitive sciences, user experience design and gamification in education, the company develops proprietary robotics kits and also cloud platform with gamified contents for learning. 

ROBOTERRA’s mission is to inspire creativity and innovation via robotics education to everyone worldwide. Our design, product development, and educational curriculum team consist of experienced professionals and researchers from top institutions such as Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, and much more. Also, our team’s diverse corporate experience ranges from working with innovative companies such as Google, Tesla, Apple to McKinsey and Wall Street. 

ROBOTERRA has received worldwide recognitions including "Star Company of The Year" by World Education Technology Summit (2014), "Top 30 Innovations Company" by Silicon Valley Innovation Forum (2015), as well as other awards in the field of ed-tech innovation and IoT space. More importantly, the robotics teams from our partner schools have won robotics competitions worldwide, including the World Championship, North Carolina State Challenge, California State Challenge and more. 

ROBOTERRA Origin™ Kit

The ROBOTERRA Origin™ Kit is a complete collection of robotics components, including our RoboCore™ robot controller, a variety of sensors and actuators, aluminum metal parts, nuts, bolts, and tools. Combined with access to our CastleRock™ online learning platform (included), this easy-to-use kit is the gateway into the world of robotics for any middle schooler, high schooler or teacher.

 

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