Colorful activity with an Arduino robot.

Gizmo: ScratchX Compatible Robotic AI Platform

Gizmo is a simple Arduino robot based on PopPet that was created by Jaidyn Edwards, that children can customize and program. We adopted this robot into our GenAI project as a simple, do-it-yourself robot that students could use to develop hands-on AI projects. Combining Gizmo with ScratchX and Machine Learning for Kids blocks allows students and teachers . We have developed software to connect the Gizmo robot to Chromebooks and created a number of Scratch tutorials to get children started.

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Randi Williams

MIT Media Lab

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Safinah Ali

MIT Media Lab

Cynthia Breazeal

MIT Media Lab