KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The Upper Merion Area School District recently received a generous donation of two robotic floor machines from Intellibot Robotics, according to the Times Herald.
The autonomous IV-800 machines will be used in Upper Merion Area Middle School’s science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) initiative that will teach programming and other aspects related to robotics to 900 students, the story stated.
According to the article, the donated machines are an earlier generation of Intellibot’s offerings, newer versions of which are used by the district’s custodial professionals as part of their green floor care regimen.
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Erick Frack, president of Intellibot Robotics, said, “We recognized the importance of STEM education in our nation’s schools. As a robotics innovator and manufacturer, we want to help educate students because we know our future and theirs depends on it.”
The Upper Merion Area School District Board of Education approved the new STEM curriculum earlier this year, sanctioning upgrades to the design and engineering laboratory at Upper Merion Area Middle School, the story noted.
Students ranging from fifth-graders to eighth-graders will benefit from Intellibot’s donation to learn twenty-first century skills that will give them an educational edge in the increasingly competitive field of science and technology, the story added.
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