Ireland’s Robotify joins forces with Apple co-founder Wozniak

Robotify and Steve Wozniak’s Woz ED to make access to advanced robotics technology cost-effective and equitable.

Irish edtech start-up Robotify, headed by 22-year-old founder Adam Dalton, has just agreed a partnership with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his company Woz ED.

Together they aim to enable students in more than 3,500 schools, coding clubs and school districts across the world to access the world’s most expensive robotics technology in a cost-effective, accessible and equitable way using Robotify’s Virtual Robotics software.

“I’m impressed with the way Robotify makes coding engaging and accessible. By virtualising the technology more young people will have the opportunity to learn and explore”

Woz ED is a leader of K-12 STEM education around the world, providing access to high quality technology training to students. However, during Covid-19, student access to physical robotics hardware has been severely impacted and the cost of physical hardware has made it a challenge to continue to provide robotics programming to students.

Enabling thousands of kids to code and build robots

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaking on stage.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

In a cutting-edge deal, Robotify is providing their proprietary software to Woz ED which will allow them to virtualise their physical STEM pathways and provide students with a virtual robotics experience, in addition to existing physical experiences.

The deal will see both companies partner to reach tens of thousands of more students around the world to give them equitable access to coding and robotics educational content.

“I am delighted to partner with such a fantastic team at Woz ED. I have always admired Steve Wozniak, so to be able to work with his team and share the same vision of nurturing the makers of the future by making STEM education more accessible to all students across the globe, is really exciting for me and all the team at Robotify,” said Adam Dalton, CEO and co-founder of Robotify.

The partnership will also see Apple Co-Founder and the visionary behind Woz ED, Steve Woziank speak at the upcoming Robotify Expo.

“I’m impressed with the way Robotify makes coding engaging and accessible. By virtualising the technology more young people will have the opportunity to learn and explore,” Wozniak said.

“Both Woz Ed and Robotify focus on ensuring young learners are job-ready for the most in demand tech sector openings. We provide learners with the opportunity to engage in authentic projects to help them understand what work they love and excel at.”

The Robotify Expo will take place virtually on 23 September 2021 and will celebrate new advancements in STEM education, give attendees the opportunity to learn from industry experts and showcase the new and exciting products from the Robotify team.

Main image at top: Robotify founders Adam Dalton and Evan Darcy

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 5 May 2021

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