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Win a Rugged Robot - our first ever programmable robot designed for outdoor use!

Meet the latest addition to our award-winning Floor Robot Family… Rugged Robot, our first ever programmable robot designed for outdoor use!

Posted on Thursday 06th June 2019
Rugged Robot - our first ever programmable robot designed for outdoor use!

For the launch of our first programmable robot designed for outdoor use we are giving you the chance to WIN a Rugged Robot! Simply tell us how you would use Rugged Robot in your setting in the pinned posts over on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Rugged Robot is worth £89.95! UK only. Winners will be selected at midday 26th June. 

With 3 different settings for children to choose from, Rugged Robot is designed for robust challenges navigating all terrains including, sand, grit, dirt, grass and even puddles (not suitable for submerging in water). Boasting Bluetooth functionality, Rugged Robot can also be controlled via a free tablet app or the TTS TacTile reader.

With a memory of up to 256 steps, Rugged Robot can carry out the most challenging of activities. Rugged Robot also boasts an obstacle sensor (which can be turned on and off), that will detect obstacles in front of the robot and reverse and rotate 45 degrees before carrying out the rest of the program.

Rugged Robot - our first ever programmable robot designed for outdoor use!
Rugged Robot - our first ever programmable robot designed for outdoor use!

Use the free downloadable Rugged Robot app – download for FREE here.

  • Connect to your Rugged Robot via Bluetooth
  • See the programmed sequence in order to correct any errors (debugging)
  • Record audio to support pupils with hearing back the steps
  • Use a ‘repeat’ function for commands (decomposition)
  • Extend children’s learning by ‘hiding’ commands e.g. Can you get to X without using the forward command?
  • Rename your Rugged Robot
  • Connect each Rugged Robot to a different tablet to avoid any classroom confusion!
  • Learning and exploring directional language
  • Exploring, testing, designing and writing programs
  • Debugging of programs and solving problems
  • Decomposition in programs
  • Using procedures in programs and working with variables
  • Writing and exploring algorithms
  • Prediction of the behaviour of simple programs
  • Use of logical reasoning to explain how algorithms and programs are working

Rugged Robot - our first ever programmable robot designed for outdoor use!

For lesson inspiration and ideas view our guide here.

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