Robots in Libraries

robots in a library

This website will showcase several different types of programmable robots that can be purchased and used in library programming.

Robots are moving from industrial and factory settings to more everyday work, educational, research, and living spaces. Since robots and robotics are becoming more common place it is important that people be given the chance to learn about them and how to program and work with them. Libraries are the perfect place for this to occur because we often bridge the gap between people and technology.

Who Am I?

My name is Melissa Salnave. I have been involved in public libraries for about 15 years. I have been providing classes on robotics and coding for the last seven years. I think that libraries are an integral part of teaching the population coding and that robotics is a fun way to do that. I created this site to showcase some robots that I think would be extremely useful for libraries. If you have any questions, send me an email.

The following is a table that gives a quick breakdown of the different robots that will be showcased on this site.

Programmable Robots

Robot Scratch-like Programming More Advanced Programming
Wonder Workshop Dash Yes No
Makeblock mBot Yes Yes
Sphero SPRK+ Yes Yes