LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kit was developed by LEGO primarily for education and have the all the advantageous in learning programming.
In Portugal, schools don't use it very much, but there are some countries such as the United States of America, Danemark and Brazil that use it in primary and elementary schools with good feedback.
The kit LEGO MINDSTORMS can help students in robotics projects in order to participate in robotic contests, for example, the Robotop contest.
Exit Camp for Girls the young Portuguese girls showed their talent against the British team that were participating in an equivalent program that runned on IBM in the UK. The victory of the Portuguese robots against the British team was a very interesting point.
The aim was to promote Technology among young girls to increase gender equality in their future career.
Last December, the 30th - 2010, The Guardian published "Dawn of the age of the robotic" by
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