Makeblock x TechCrunch Shenzhen 2017

  • Posted on June 16, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • By Erik
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TechCrunch, the leading online publication for news on all things related to technology and startups, first launched its twice-annual conference in China in 2013, in Shanghai and Beijing. This year, they’re expanding their reach to Shenzhen and the world of hardware startups, in partnership with Makeblock. This city, where Makeblock was founded and grew into […]

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Makeblock Launched MakeX: the High-level Robotics Competition for Teens in China

  • Posted on May 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
  • By Felicity
Makeblock's founder & CEO, Jasen Wang, introducing MakeX to media members.

Makeblock, the STEAM education and robotics startup, announced MakeX, the national Robotics Challenge for all Chinese teenagers, on the heels of raising the 29 million dollars in series B round of funding this March, with the commitment to creating the most influential robotics competition nationwide. Registration is now open for teenagers for the MakeX robotics […]

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2016全球教育机器人发展白皮书

  • Posted on May 12, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • By Helen Zhang

随着科技的飞速发展,让遥不可及的机器人也走入了寻常百姓家,机器人已经从各个角度融入到了我们的工作和生活,不仅仅是工业代替劳动力,家用机器人也逐渐的收到用户的清廉,使用机器人的成本也变得越来越低。所以,可以说机器人在一定程度上代表了未来。在机器人细分的诸多领域中,教育机器人所扮演的角色也越来越重要。 教育机器人研究 近日,北京师范大学智慧学习研究院正式发布《2016全球教育机器人发展白皮书》(以下简称《白皮书》)。这是全球首部由教育权威机构针对教育机器人领域发布的白皮书。《白皮书》中指出了教育机器人涉及的“教育行业中的服务机器人”和“青少年机器人教育”两个方面,将成为工业机器人和服务机器人之后的第三大机器人发展领域。 根据《白皮书》的数据,关于教育机器人的研究在近十年呈急速上升态势,自2006年起,在国际权威科学网核心合集中就有480片教育和机器人相关的学术论文发表。 图片来源:《2016全球教育机器人发展白皮书》 研究方向 《白皮书》指出,关于教育机器人研究属于跨领域研究,涵盖计算机科学、教育学、自动控制、机械、材料 科学、心理学、光学等各领域。《白皮书》将研究领域归纳为了为教育导向(Education Oriented)与计算机科学导向(Computer Science Oriented)两大范畴。 其中,教育导向主要研究机器人在教育中的应用,包括STEAM 教育的机器人教育或编程教育等,以及应用服务机器人教授各种主题科目,称之为Robot-based Learning;计算 机科学导向主要研究可能应用在教育中的机器人 技术,称之为 Educational Robotics。并列出了该两大范畴的研究方向。 图片来源:《2016全球教育机器人发展白皮书》 产业链框架 《白皮书》表示,通过与电脑、手机登硬件的发展历程做参考,教育机器人产业链发展约为七类典型,硬件商负责硬件制造、组装及测试;系统平台开发商负责人机交互;内容供应商提供专属或通用应用程序所需的教学内容……从整个产业链来看,教育机器人的产业链发展将类似笔记本的发展。 但是目前,教育机器人产业链的成员尚未进入分工高度精细的状态,未来随着市场需求的扩增,分工和定位将会更明确。 市场分析 《白皮书》中还搜集了全球教育机器人的相关产品,依据产品的适用对象及应用场域,梳理出十二类应用于不同情境的教育机器人产品,对全球教育机器人市场的发展现状进行了阐述。 从市场发展状况来看:教育机器人产品主要集中在陪伴、助理、教具以及看护类功用居多,其中产品概念性居多,发展潜力多元化。 图片来源:《2016全球教育机器人发展白皮书》 《白皮书》预测,未来5年全球教育机器人的市场规模将达111亿美元。其中,教育服务机器人市场的成长将占据重要角色,其服务与内容营收可能占据市场整体的77%以上。教育机器人的不断发展,传统教学中的学科限制将逐渐被打破,机器人将为教育产业带来新的模式。 点此下载完整的《教育机器人白皮书精简版——摘要版》    

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STEM 2026 — A Vision for Innovation in STEM Education

  • Posted on May 12, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • By Helen Zhang

About This Report In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR), convened a series of 1.5-day workshops that brought together invited experts and thought leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning to share their ideas and recommendations for an innovative future of STEM education. […]

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A Passion for Jazz – How to DIY a Vintage LP Player

  • Posted on May 11, 2017 - 9:21 pm
  • By Helen Zhang
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Recently, many people are concerned about the hot film 《La La Land》. The hero’s love for jazz, and his persistent pursuit of dreams,  not only set an romantic tone for the film’s OST, but also give more imagination of the La La Land for audiences. As a jazz music Fans, Wang Weijiang a youth maker […]

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Another Win for Makeblock after the Red Dot’s Product Design Award

  • Posted on April 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm
  • By Felicity
Makeblock’s representative, Alice Zhang Hongqian, Asian and Pacific regional sales head (second one from the right in the first row) received the “Most Promising Electronic Gadgets” Award from China Daily。(Photo Courtesy of China Daily)

Makeblock’s star product-Airblock, was recognized as the “Most Promising Electronic Gadgets” China Daily Innovation Awards 2017 Following Airblock’s recent wins in the Product Design category of the Red Dot Design Award in March, Airblock was named as one of the top five “Most Promising Electronic Gadgets” on April 13, awarded by China Daily at 2017 […]

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Chinese Robotics Startup Makeblock Wins Two Red Dot Awards for Excellence in Product Design

  • Posted on March 29, 2017 - 6:50 pm
  • By Felicity
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Makeblock just announced at the CeBIT 2017 Conference it has received the prestigious Red Dot Award 2017 for Product Design for two products. The two winning products include Airblock, a modular and programmable drone designed for STEM education, and Neuron, a programmable building blocks platform that teaches kids gadget-building. “We are thrilled to have not […]

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Robotics Startup Makeblock Raises Over $30M in Series B Funding

  • Posted on March 29, 2017 - 6:24 pm
  • By Felicity
“Our goal is to get Makeblock in every school, home and creative space to give anyone, at any age the ability to be a creator or inventor,” said Founder and CEO Jasen Wang

Makeblock, the STEM education and robotics startup, recently announced it has closed a $30 million Series B round at a $200 million valuation led by Evolution Media China and Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd. The funding supports Makeblock’s expansion into new markets, further product development and diversification of STEM education hardware, software and curriculum resources […]

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Makeblock Introduces Neuron, the Programmable Building Block Platform That Teaches Gadget-Building

  • Posted on March 29, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • By Felicity
With more than 30 blocks, users can create their own gadgets easily.

Makeblock introduces its latest product – Neuron, an electronic building block platform for STEM education. At launch, it contains more than 30 blocks, including input, output, communication, power, and control blocks, with more in production. Offering intuitive flow-based programming and a rich array of features and functionalities, Neuron is geared toward empowering users to turn […]

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Makeblock Invited to Showcase and Speak on STEM Education at Microsoft’s Global Education Partner Summit

  • Posted on February 17, 2017 - 3:29 pm
  • By Yukin
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Makeblock, the global leader in STEM education and DIY robotics solutions, was invited as a top worldwide education partner by Microsoft to attend the 2017 edition of the Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) February 13-16, 2017 at the Microsoft Conference Center (MSCC) in Redmond, WA. Makeblock’s speaking session was scheduled for 11a.m. -12 p.m. during the Partner Showcase […]

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