In 1984, Ronald Reagan first announced the “Teacher in Space Project,” hoping to promote civilian interest in space travel. However, the mission was ill-fated. Two years after Reagan’s announcement to the public, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the shuttle Challenger broke down 73 seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members perished as the nation watched helplessly from below.
Years ago, robotics seemed to be a thing of the future and would illicit thoughts of things like flying cars or time machines. Now, robots are prevalent everywhere from the workforce to everyday life. Because of this, robotics have an important role in the classroom.