An exciting new initiative at Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr College is using personal robots both to motivate students and to serve as the primary programming platform for the Computer Science 1 curriculum. Here, the authors introduce the initiative and outline plans for the future.
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i To the wonderful women in my life, Carole, Ghia and Yasma Nai. ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank the many people who have been instrumental in the completion of my thesis. First are my parents, Georges and Najat, who made my Wisconsin experience possible, from providing me with a cultural environment and fostering the desire of learning in me since… (More)