Artbotics: Community-Based Collaborative Art and Technology Education

Educators Paper
Wednesday, 8 August
1:30 - 2 pm
Room 8

A collaboration between artists and computer scientists that uses robotics technologies to teach computer science and art to undergraduates and high school students. Through a partnership with a local museum, project-based courses culminate in public exhibitions, and the learning outcomes are presented to the entire community. Collaborators work closely to design various levels of curriculum including the afterschool program for local high school students and the service-learning interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students.

The presentation describes the formation and progress of the collaboration, introduces various levels of curriculum development, shares the technology used, and summarizes the outcomes of the program.


Hyun Ju Kim
University of Massachusetts Lowell
hjkim (at)

Holly A. Yanco
Fred G. Martin
Linda Silka
University of Massachusetts Lowell