Fast Forward: Robots That Teach

In this edition of Fast Forward our guest Mitch Rosenberg talks with Phil Bowermaster and Ron Powell about how robots that teach can revolutionize the way kids learn.

In an increasingly data-driven world, do we need new approaches to encourage technical literacy at a young age? What about the need for kids to interact with real objects in the real world? And to develop both their creative and quantitative skills?

The founding of KinderLab and the origin of KIBO

Coding with wooden blocks?

How KIBO gets kids interested in STEM

Mitch Rosenberg is the CEO of Kinderlabs robotics ( He brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry in engineering, marketing, product management, and sales. He has executive experience at several successful technology firms, including robotics firms such as Automatix Inc., Kiva Systems (sold to Amazon in 2012), and Rethink Robotics. Mitch received his BSEE and MSeE degrees from MIT and his MBA from Boston University.

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About Ron Powell 6 Articles
Ron Powell is an independent analyst, consultant and editorial expert with an extensive media, marketing and technology background. Ron is also Executive Producer of Fast Forward on The World Transformed. He is currently president of Powell Interactive Media, which specializes in consulting and podcast services. Ron has extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics and data warehousing, and maintains an expert channel and blog on the BeyeNETWORK. Additionally, he has a wealth of consulting expertise in business management, marketing and IT systems. In 2004, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010. Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, he was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management).