Roamer Makes Friends

On the 21st September 2014 Roamer became the first robot to sign the European Pledge to Peace....

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 7:12 am

In the Dog House

Roamer was always a simple shape - for a reason.  We wanted the kids to create characters.  It was...

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:27 am

Roamer a Big Bang Experience

The Big Bang Fair is an event aimed at encouraging young people’s participation in STEM Subjects. ...

Posted on 20 March 2013 | 11:45 pm

Roamer, Native Americans and Maoris

Roamer proves an effective tool of cultural self expression with indigenous people. This is a story...

Posted on 23 July 2012 | 11:47 am

Roamer Olympics

Students at St Joseph’s College in Upper Norwood, took on a series of mental challenges...

Posted on 14 July 2012 | 9:18 am

Spacecraft Rescue

This is a STEM based project we recently ran in two schools. It is a revamp of a project we did in...

Posted on 14 July 2012 | 7:04 am

The History of Turtle Robots

With the conception of Turtles Seymour Papert introduced the idea of educational robots.  This is a...

Posted on 15 May 2012 | 2:00 am

A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot

Valiant continue their research programme on the use of Roamer and Educational Robots.  Dave Catlin’s paper A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot has been accepted for the RiE 2013 The 4th International Robtics in Education Conference.  The Conference … Continue reading

Posted on 4 June 2013 | 9:18 am

Roamer at the Big Bang Fair – Winning Schools Announced

Roamer spent four days at the Big Bang Event at London’s ExCel Centre.  Over 60,000 Students attended this STEM Interactive Spectacular.  Primary and Secondary schools children were challenged to program Roamer to find a route through a matrix of numbers … Continue reading

Posted on 26 March 2013 | 7:15 pm

Meet Valiant at BETT 2013

We are not exhibiting at BETT this year.  However, both I and Roamer will be there and we will be happy to meet anyone over coffee and doughnuts.  To arrange a meeting time please contact me on kate@valiant-technology.com

Posted on 3 January 2013 | 3:57 pm

Can Roamer Help Improve Your Memory?

After looking at 2808 playing cards (54 packs) once, eight times World Memory champion Dominic O’Brien correctly recited their order, making only eight errors, four of which he immediately corrected when told he was wrong.  I met Dominic about 10 … Continue reading

Posted on 8 November 2012 | 6:07 am

Roamer as a Tool of Culture

Catlin, D.  Smith, J.L. Morrison, K. (2012) Using Educational Robots as Tools of Cultural Expression: A Report on a Project with Indigenous Communities A paper presented at the RiE2012 3rd International Conference on Robotics in Education 13 – 15 September … Continue reading

Posted on 20 October 2012 | 12:52 pm

NAEYC Nov 7th to 10th 2012

2012 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo Atlanta Georgia: November 7th to 10th 2012Kate Highfield will be showing Roamer as part of the Tech on Deck Playroom hosted by a collaboration of national early childhood technology organizations, including Early Childhood Technology … Continue reading

Posted on 20 October 2012 | 8:38 am

Roamer brings the X-Factor to Mathematics Lessons

What does Roamer bring to the teaching of mathematics?  Is it just for young children? The answer to the latter question is a simple no!  The traditional view is that educational robots are for younger students.  But according to Seymour … Continue reading

Posted on 19 October 2012 | 9:41 am