Program: Robotics

Harvest at Your Library

Watch and learn how our agriculture robot Farmbot works with this YouTube playlist.

FarmBot is the first robot constructed at the Library by the community. We introduced how FarmBot was born in the blog A Robot Born of Community Spirit.

Robo Dojo Anywhere Anytime

Discover and learn coding, robotics and computational thinking in a fun way.

The series of online tutorials guide absolute beginners to develop games with a virtual robot. 

Watch Elsie Dance

Our robot librarian Elsie enjoys herself by dancing to music "Move your robot".

Recent Posts

Get Started with Robotics and Coding

Want to learn Python with Elsie and Dewey? Check this out.

FarmBot is Working!

The Library’s agriculture robot FarmBot is now working. It has been growing a few carrots and just sowed some more seeds this spring!

Harvest at Your Library

Watch and learn how our agriculture robot Farmbot works with this YouTube playlist.

A Robot Born of Community Spirit

With the help from our AWESOME community, the library built an agricultural robot at Mitchell Park.

World of Minecraft

Whether you are a noob or an experienced player, expand your Minecraft skills with these books!

A Stage Show by Dewey and Elsie

Dewey and Elsie perform their very first stage show together to celebrate the Top Innovator Award from Urban Libraries Council.

Elsie in Action

Elsie learned her first skill set at the Library!

Dewey in Action

Watch Dewey dancing and striking smart conversation at the Library.

Meet Dewey

In this video, meet our first robot, Dewey and learn how we've been using him in library programs.

PACL Wins 2019 Top Innovator Award

The Urban Libraries Council has recognized Palo Alto City Library's work with robotics with its 2019 Top Innovator Award.

Get to Know Elsie Better

Feel like in the dark when coding with Elsie, the Library's Misty robot? The official Misty robot documentation explains everything.

Learn Python

Ready to get your feet wet with the programming language Python? Python Software Foundation provides great resources for beginners.

Robotics at the Library

The Library started the robotics initiative thanks to a Pacific Library Partnership Innovation grant.

Beginners: Dewey and Elsie Tutorials

The Library has developed robotics coding tutorials for absolute beginners. We use these tutorials in the Robo Dojo program.

Get to Know Dewey Better

Have a question? Run into an issue? Cannot figure out how to do something? The official NAO robot documentation is a great resource.

External Robot Videos

Watch these Youtube videos to learn the basics of Choregraphe, the drag and drop interface that controls NAO.
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