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Program: Robotics


Discover and learn coding, robotics and computational thinking in a fun way with the Library's robots Dewey and Elsie.

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Get Started with Robotics and Coding

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

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.

Robo Dojo: Intro to Python

Nov 17th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mitchell Park Library
Are you interested in learning Python basics with the Library's robots Dewey and Elsie? Space is limited. Register for this event today!

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.

Sunday Robot Show

Mitchell Park Library
Our robot Dewey will perform and play games with you. Check the Library's event calendar for more information.

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.

eBooks on Studying Robotics

Tons of Robotics eBooks are available at your fingertips! Learn how to make a robot, and keep abreast with the current technologies.

Readings: Robots and Beyond

Wondering where new technologies like robots are leading us? Want to get a big picture? Here are some non-fiction books on the topic.
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