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Karthik Kanagasabapathy

Competitive Robotics Game Designer, Mathematician, TEDx Speaker, Working with youth in STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts & Mathematics) education.

Karthik Kanagasabapathy has always had a passion for education. Karthik works for Innovation First International, where he is responsible for exciting young people about STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts & Mathematics) education, via participation in the VEX Robotics Competition. He was a lead author for the award winning Autodesk VEX Curriculum, and has presented seminars across North America on both robotics education and decision making. Since 2006, he has been designing competition robotics games that have been played by over 20,000 teams of middle and high school students across the globe. In 2013, Karthik gave an internationally recognized TEDx talk on “The Subtle Secrets of Success”.
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Why Competitive Robotics May be Our Kids Best Teachers

Designing and building a robot is more than just the typical visual exercise of taking something from a textbook and memorizing it. Classroom robotics platforms give students a chance to create their own concepts in their minds, and then turn them into something physical with their own hands.
04/01/2013 05:33 EDT