ROBOTICAL, the Scottish educational technology startup, is taking its award-winning Marty the Robot to Barcelona where the company will have an audience with many of Europe’s leading clubs at a major international football expo.
The 13th annual European Football for Development Network conference takes place on 19th and 20th November at Barcelona’s famed Nou Camp stadium and Robotical is set to meet foundation representatives from Barcelona FC, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Marseille and Chelsea to outline how to start coding and robotics initiatives within a football club as part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives being discussed at the 2-day event.
In August, Robotical launched a pioneering partnership with Heart of Midlothian FC to teach kids coding and representatives from Hearts will be making the trip to Barcelona alongside Robotical’s Learning Experience Designer, Tanya Howden. In addition to her role at Robotical, Howden teaches coding to young people across Edinburgh.
Tanya Howden said: “We’re excited to take Marty the Robot to Barcelona and for the opportunity to talk about our initiative with Heart of Midlothian in Edinburgh.”
Robotical is closing in on an oversubscribed Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help fund and develop the next version of Marty the Robot, invented by Robotical’s CEO and founder Sandy Enoch.
Earlier this month, Robotical revealed that the company had opened its first US office, in Boston, to further target the North American schools market. There are more than 130,000 schools in the US and Robotical is experiencing a significant level of interest in its unique robot which has already been exported to over 50 countries worldwide.