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Smart blocks for teaching robotics

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The patent consists of independent functional blocks (made up of hardware and / or software) used in Educational Robotics courses, containing algorithms capable of tracking the construction sequences implemented by the student during the execution of a task assigned to him by the teacher.

Technical features

The innovative method object of the patent allows to modify the basic programming functions of the single blocks with an algorithm capable of leaving traces, in a local storage device or remote storage / display, of the logical and implementation choice that the “manufacturer” has implemented . The proposed modality has a high added value for different users: with the addition of this strategy, the blocks or the self-propelled sub-parts that are subject to normal programming to animate the finished educational product, will be able to inform the moment in which they are implemented. , giving feedback to users. In this way, users can be students, when they receive feedback on the good process in carrying out the assigned tasks, and teachers / educators for an immediate or better subsequent evaluation of learning and teaching. Furthermore, the information analysis function regarding the activation of the individual blocks (temporal or based on events) and of the data collected, will allow to reconstruct or make known in real time the effectiveness of the educational process of which the devices themselves have been employed, with the aim of monitoring and correcting the teaching.

Possible Applications

  • Monitoring of teaching activities;
  • Educational products in the field of robotics;
  • Learning assessment systems.


  • Applicability of the system in the educational field, adaptable in different grade schools;
  • Real-time feedback to students using the blocks;
  • Monitoring of teaching and learning.