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Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Congresswoman Clark codes with KIBO

As you may have heard, we were excited to welcome Congresswoman Katherine Clark to the KinderLab Robotics headquarters last month. As an avid supporter of early education, Congresswoman Clark was keen to see KIBO in action and learn more about our mission – and vice versa.

CEO and co-founder Mitch Rosenberg talked with her and her team for some time about everything including coding, STEAM, and girls in tech.

“It important that girls begin at an early age and have toys and materials in the classroom purposely put together with gender equality in mind – both in approach and the way you get results – to keep them from feeling as though they aren’t as good as the boys,” said Congresswoman Clark.

We, of course, wholeheartedly agree. KIBO was designed after in-depth research into gender and child development technologies.

After all that talking, we got to coding! Check out the video below of Congresswoman Clark creating a program with our robot kit, KIBO.

Katherine Clark has been the Congresswoman for the Fifth District of Massachusetts since 2013.

Stay tuned for more from our visit, including a Q&A!

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Today’s tour guide is KIBO! A look around the KinderLab Robotics’ new headquarters

You may remember our big news from earlier in the year when we moved into our first manufacturing headquarters. You can now find us just off Route 128 in Waltham, MA.

We’ve had such a great time settling into our new home, manufacturing KIBOs for kids, educators and parents worldwide, and holding in-depth training sessions and workshops.

If you would like to get a glimpse of our new headquarters, then follow KIBO for a guided tour of KinderLab Robotics!

You can learn more about our mission, KIBO and our team on our website. And remember, if you haven’t already signed up for our monthly newsletter, Child’s Play, you can sign up here.

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Local feedback: KIBO’s big Massachussetts move

KIBO was born and raised in Massachusetts. From the research labs of the DevTech research group at Tufts University, to the basements of our Arlington homes and now toour first KinderLab Robotics’ manufacturing headquarters and office space on historic Route 128 in Waltham.

There are many reasons we’re loyal to Boston. For one thing, when it comes to education technology Massachusetts has seen 212% increase in venture capital investment over the last five years alone. We are honored and excited to continue bringing the best of Boston’s innovation culture to education.

And we’re pleased that one of our favorite local publications – the Boston Business Journal – as well as members of the local ed tech community are as excited about the news as we are. Take a look at this piece from Sara Castellanos about KIBO, KinderLab,our big move and some dev tech insights from our chief scientist, Marina Umaschi Bers.

We’d like to personally thank each of you who took the time to share the piece and extend your congratulations on Twitter. We love interacting with fellow ed tech, dev tech and robotics lovers. Get in touch today on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’re an educator, administrator or technology specialist in the New England area, we would like to formally invite you to the new office space for hands-on, customized professional development training. You’ll leave Route 128 with a fully formulated plan to incorporate KIBO, coding and technology into your K-2 classroom. Register today: bit.ly/KinderLabTraining.

 

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

A few facts you may not know about Route 128

Not familiar with Route 128? It’s an iconic area outside Boston that is steeped in technology history as the home to some of the world’s most innovative and influential technology companies.

We’ve just set up our new offices off Route 128: you can read a bit more about it here in the Boston Business Journal.

Here’s a few other facts about our new location:

  1. Route 128 was coined the ‘Magic Semicircle’ in 1955 due its 180-degree shape and its high proportion of residents as the allure of easily-accessible and cost-effective office space near the world’s top scholars – MIT and Harvard – attracted technology innovators
  2. In 1957, there were 99 companies employing 17,000 workers along 128
  3. The ‘Massachusetts Miracle’ came about in 1980, when Route 128’s technology tenants sparked a major peak in the state’s economy. Such residents included Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Data General, Microsoft, Computervision, Raytheon, BEA Systems, and EMC Corporation
  4. It was once nicknamed the ‘Yankee Highway’ after the 26th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was known as the ‘Yankee Division’ which was formed in 1917 and fought in both World War I and World War II

128+Tech+Highway+signWe look forward to helping KIBO settle into its new home and to sharing robotics, education technology, and child development on America’s technology highway! After a whirlwind of a year, from Kickstarter through the holidays, we’re thankful and proud to be growing as a company and fulfilling our mission of introducing technology and STEAM education to children aged 4-7 years.

To learn more about our move, please see the full press release here.