Online Resources:

CREU resources for K-12 teachers. URL

CREU Press Report. URL

Download Myro software support for Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5.

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Learn about and download Myro Software for Personal Robots.

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Read course materials for the CS-1 course we have developed.

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Photos & Media:

An animation of our next robot video

New Face of Computing - IPRE video

See photos of IPRE robots.

Submit your own photos of educational robots

Robot Archaeologists Explore Pyramid at BMC - Sep 26, 2007

The building of the IPRE Showcase

IPRE Dec 2006 Meeting - first demo of pilot

IPRE Students demo to Summer Institute for the Gifted, Aug 3, 2007

BMC grand Opening, Photos from Claudia

BMC grand Opening, All Photos by Paola Nagueras

BMC grand Opening, Selected Photos by Paola Nagueras


  1. Designing Personal Robots for Education: Hardware, Software, and Curriculum. IEEE Pervasive Computing, v7n2 Apr-Jun 2008. PDF
  2. CREU report: Robots Byte In: An Exploration of Computer Science Education in Middle Schools
  3. The Institute for Personal Robots in Education 2007 Annual Report. PDF June 2007.
  4. Robotics in CS: IPRE - Institute for Personal Robots in Education. Stewart Tansley, Tucker Balch, Doug Blank, Deepak Kumar. Presented at a Vendor Session at SIGCSE 2007, 3/9/07.
  5. Communications of the ACM, Volume 49, Issue 12, December 2006, Pages: 25 - 27. Robots make computer science personal, Douglas Blank.
  6. AAAI Spring Symposium Series, March 2007, Stanford, CA – Paper titled, Advanced Robotics Projects for Undergraduate Students, by Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar, James Marshall, and Lisa Meeden. Presented at the Symposium on Robots and Robot Venues: Resources for AI Education.
  7. Personal Robots for CS-1 - Doug Blank's presentation, Workshop on Research in Robots for Education as part of the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference. June 2007.
  8. Microsoft Robotics Studio as a Robot Education Platform. Stewart Tansley. Workshop on Research in Robots for Education as part of the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference. June 2007.
  9. The Institute for Personal Robots in Education - The First Year. Stewart Tansley. Presented at RoboBusiness 2007, 5/16/07.
  10. Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) - One Year On. Stewart Tansley, Tucker Balch, Deepak Kumar. Presented at Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007, 7/17/07.


  1. "Using Robots to Introduce Computer Programming to Middle Schools", by Mansi Gupta, Marwa Nur Muhammad, Shikha Prashad, and Douglas S. Blank, has been accepted for the Workshop/Panels/Presentations portion of the 2008 Grace Hopper Conference.
  2. Experiences Teaching CS1 with Personal Robots. Jay Summet. Microsoft Research Latin American Academic Summit - Panama City, Panama: May 14-16, 2008
  3. "Meeting the Needs of Computing Across Campus" – Banquet talk at ACM Southeast Regional Conference, 28 March 2007. Mark Guzdial
  4. Assessment Results: Media Computation and Robots. GDCSE. Mark Guzdial.
  5. You’re the Future of Innovation and Technology - Talk by Jane Prey (Microsoft Research) for the IPRE Grand Opening Keynote at Bryn Mawr College (12 slides). Photos: set1, set2, set3
  6. Microsoft Research SIGCSE 2007 - Deepak Kumar's background images to IPRE presentation during Stewart Tansley's SIGCSE 2007 presentation
  7. Robots in the Classroom - Doug Blank's Bryn Mawr College Parent's Weekend 2006 Presentation; BMC activities (15 minutes, 24 slides)
  8. Robots can make Computer Science Education Personal - Doug Blank's talk to University of Memphis; covers Developmental Robotics and IPRE (60 minutes, 59 slides)
  9. Robots Gone Berserk - Doug Blank's talk at Union College in 2006 about crisis in computer science and alternate introductions to CS (45 slides)
  10. Robots in the Classroom: Motivating Students and Machines - Doug Blank's talk at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC
  11. Rethinking Computer Science Education - Talk by Deepak Kumar at the 40th Anniversary of the CSE Department at University at Buffalo, April 13-14, 2007. There are two videos embeeded here, write to Deepak for copies if you need them. The videos will load up if viewed in Internet Explorer.
  12. Robots in the Classroom: This time it's Personal! - Doug Blank's talk at Microsoft Latin America Summit in Chile
  13. BMC IPRE Summer Fellows demonstrate Myro-based materials to Summer Institute for the Gifted, Aug 3, 2007 - Photos