PaperBots, An Inexpensive Option for Engineering Education

The development of a low-cost robotics kit has value worldwide, and the design team is looking at potentials for leveraging this product with students in developing countries, for example, to promote engineering education on a global scale. This concept is well suited to the mission and research activity of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).

People were like “I didn’t know paper could do that. That blew my mind.” People were really drawn in by the accessibility of the materials. - Dr. Ethan Danahy, Tufts University Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Observations from the 19th International Congress on Modeling and Simulation
As soon as I saw this I thought, my nephew, he is nine years old and he would eat this up. It’s not so much about cost or anything else, it’s something that you can just give him and he can do and immediately he’s like that’s awesome, now what. - Nathan Seidle, CEO of SparkFun Electronics