Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory recently announced that they are developing a system that would allow young children to program interactive robots. Developers said the system could also serve as a tool to help determine which computational concepts children can easily learn and how interactive robots could best be integrated into educational curricula.
From MIT News Office:
This summer, more than 130 high school seniors from across the country attended a science writing workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Part of the MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) conference, the workshop featured a panel of 10 experienced writers, and highlighted the importance of communication skills in science and engineering careers. MOSTEC is a six-month experience that challenges high school seniors with rigorous technical projects and gives them the opportunity to discuss science, engineering, and college admissions in a supportive online community.