NAO Robot STEM Curriculum

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NAO Robot STEM Curriculum
Manufacturer: Aldebaran Robotics

$ 500 $ 600

NAO STEM Curriculum 

A Comprehensive curriculum designed around NAO robots.

This curriculum includes 10 Common-Core aligned modules, and comes in a digital version which includes: Teacher's Book, Student's Book, and solution to all the exercises. (Choregraphe Files)


  • MODULE 1 – HELLO WORLD!
  • MODULE 2 – WALK IT OUT
  • MODULE 3 – HEARING THINGS
  • MODULE 4 – LET’S DANCE
  • MODULE 5 – SENSE AND ACT
  • MODULE 6 – DO THE ROBOT
  • MODULE 7 – FACE OFF
  • MODULE 8 – OBJECT RECOGNITION
  • MODULE 9 – HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
  • MODULE 10 – FINDING YOUR WAY


Available Documents:
- NAO STEM Curriculum Table of Contents
- NAO for Research
- NAO for High Schools


From the author:

"This curriculum has been designed to allow you to develop interesting, challenging and fun projects with your robot. I have been teaching computer science for the last 20 years. I began in the days of the first PCs and I currently teach computer science to Grades 9 and 11 at a Comprehensive Career and Technical School, and as an adjunct professor of Computer Science at two Universities. Over the years I have taught with many types of technologies: Robotic arms, Lego Mindstorms, PLC’s and all different types of computers. I believe this is the most exciting curriculum I have ever been involved with.

When our school district first purchased the NAO robots I was unsure about the cost versus benefit of these platforms. What I have found is that the humanoid robot generates and unparalleled interest from students. My traditional computer science students are driven to program the robot to do everything from dance to fold laundry. But it is not the traditional students that really surprised me so much as the overwhelming response to the robot from non-traditional students: I had students from our nursing and carpentry programs beating down my door for an opportunity to work with the NAO. These students were captivated by the humanoid robot in a way that traditional robotics platforms and computer software simply could not duplicate.

This curriculum has been developed with a number of goals. First and foremost it is engaging for the students. As you look at the modules I do not believe you will find a single thing that will cause students to roll their eyes and say “Do we have to do that?”. Second, and just as important, is that it is project-based and aligned to the Core STEM standards as laid out in the Common Core Standards. Each module covers a set of objectives specific to learning robotics, but also includes objectives, standards, and lesson plans that cover a wide variety of academic core standards in Math and English. As a general rule you should start with Module 1 and work foreword, but other than the first module you could really pick and choose modules to fit your needs.

I hope that you will find this curriculum to be an exciting and useful addition to your Computer science or robotics classroom. I am confident that your students will find that this is one of the most enjoyable and interesting ways they have ever learned."

Mike Beiter
Computer Science Instructor
Erie, PA


$ 500 $ 600




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