Look for answers to some frequently asked questions here. Or, simply drop us an email at pacificrimrobotics@gmail.com

Is there a minimum age to join ?

Our youngest roboticists are 6 years old ! Contrary to popular belief, kids take to robotics very naturally. Any kid who loves to play with LEGO blocks, and can logically arrange a sequence of fun instructions for their robot, , is ready and welcome !

What if I already have exposure to robotics and programming ?

Advanced kids can start at higher levels – such as advanced use of EV3, or the Raspberry Pi platform, and so on.

What is the class schedule ?

Students can be quite flexible based on what their schedule permits. We recommend each session to be at least 2 hours, so that the kids get quality time to build something interesting. They can come after school, over the weekend, or stay for longer hours during holidays. As long as we know their schedule in advance, we can fit them in based on the teachers’ timetable.

What are field activities ?

Occasionally we may organize a field trip with parents’ permission – such as a sci-fi/robotics movie, or a trip to a relevant event. We may also do certain kinds of experiments outdoors, for example those with drones, advanced sensors, etc. Children can opt to attend based on their convenience. In our experience, our students love these field activities.

Isn’t AI too advanced for kids ?

On the contrary, understanding AI comes very naturally to kids. While the inner workings of AI – machine learning, deep learning, generative AI – involve advanced math, in most cases we’re not writing our own AI from scratch. Training an AI to do cool stuff is not very different from training your pet ! Just like different pets respond to different types of training strategies, same is the case for different kinds of AI. Conversational AI requires training on phrases and sentences. Visual AI requires training on images. “Creative” AI requires training on art and music ! As our students get more and more exposure to STEM, they can move quite naturally to learning AI and having loads of fun with it ! Of course, we expect some of them to go beyond using and training AI to creating their own advanced AI – which is the adventure we want them to embark on at a young age !