BirdBrain Technologies’ products were developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab from 2005 to 2010 by a team of roboticists and educators, including our founder, Dr. Tom Lauwers. The Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit emerged from the National Science Foundation-backed CSBots and Arts & Bots programs, which aimed to create hardware, software, and curriculum for students learning computer science, engineering design, and 21st century skills. Since the products were created, educators continue to publish research relevant to the robots use in the classroom. Read more about this exciting work in the research articles below:

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Hummingbird Research Articles


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Finch Research Articles