The hybrid robot platform for children and adults, “RoboTiles”, created by the CubesCoding team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, was awarded the RG Challenge18 Dragons Den event at the City of London.
It is an educational platform that allows interested parties to be involved in programming, Dr. Theodosis Sapounidis said in a statement to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA). Saponidis is head of the team, member of the Laboratory Teaching Staff of the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
“This is a system that includes a technologically advanced training robot and some natural magnet objects such as matchboxes, which represent commands for the robot. When we connect the magnetic tiles with the robot, we create sequences and we can program this system through a computer. Kids and adult beginners, led by a more experienced developer, can learn simple programming systems to make tracks with their own codes,” he noted.
The other members of the “CubesCoding” team are Ioannis Kedros, a professional programmer, graduate of the Department of Electronic Engineering of TEI of Thessaloniki, and Manolis Hatzigiannis, PhD candidate in the Department of Economics of AUTh.
“Our CubesCoding Team was ranked first in the ‘Innovation & Technology’ competition of the National Bank in May 2018 and secured its participation in the final of the RG Challenge18,” said the head of the CubesCoding Group, noting that the patent for the platform is pending. The aim of the RG Challenge is to bring forward innovative ideas to be promoted on the global market.