Learn Robotics the Hard Way
The Virtual Robotics League is a video game with single player levels and missions that teach advanced STEM concepts through robotics. Plus there's a global network for team competition, tournaments, and just plane fun.
Unlike traditional robotics teams or toys that cost hundreds and many times thousands of dollars to get started, we eliminate the upfront cost of hardware so your son or daughter can get in and start having fun and learning right away. We even eliminate the cost of travel with our online network for team play.
Learning through Story and Adventure
The absolute key to learning is inspiration. Inspiration changes attitude. When a child is inspired with a new attitude to learn, they become self motivated. That's a game changer.
Story and adventure ignite inspiration. We proved it when we taught kids algebra of all things. 1) It gives kids a reason to use what they are learning. No more, "why do I have to learn this?". 2) Story sets a complex context that requires critical thinking that links the verbal and social side of the brain to the analytic functions.
Robotics and Physics
The robotic sensors in the game output data gathered from the virtual world while playing. Things like distance, temperature, angle of trajectory, normal force, friction, thrust, and attitude, can all be measured in the game. This data can be captured in the HUD (Heads Up Display).
Teachers can have students run free fall, projectile motion, and many other kinematic or dynamic experiments inside the game. Hey, caputure the video and get extra credit.
We've got team arenas that allow teams of up to 16 players each to compete in solving complex STEM challenges. Players can take on various roles depending on the objectives within the challenge. As the situation dynamically changes, players shift resources to defend or win.