Students from MIT designed a cheap 3D printable robot that can be used for education in developing counties. The competition oragnized by AFRON (African Robotics Network).
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In 2012, the African Robotics Network AFRON challenged the robotics community to design a $10 educational robot that could inspire kids worldwide about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. With so many expensive products on the market, the goal was to create a class of robots that are “an order of magnitude less expensive than existing products”. The latest iteration of the competition challenged teams to enhance upon the winning 2012 designs, and to develop easy-to-use software and curricula to go with them. AFRON announced the winners earlier this week.