In September 2018, LEGO® MINDSTORMS celebrates it’s 20th anniversary.
journey began in September 1998. That year, the LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX
Robotics Invention System was launched after nearly a decade of
collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to
develop an “intelligent brick” that would bring LEGO creations to life
via computer programming, motors, and sensors. The late Seymour Papert
developed the ideas behind the “intelligent brick”. Together with MIT’s
Media Lab, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, and LEGO, Papert helped to develop
Shortly after the launch in 1998, Kjeld Kirk
Kristiansen and inventor Dean Kamen, founded FIRST* LEGO League – a
robotics competition for middle school students. Today, the competition
has grown to 35.000 teams with over 250.000 children in 88 countries.
started with LEGO MINDSTORMS in 1998, sparked the expansion of new
offerings for children and playful adults to explore robotics and
coding. LEGO now has an entire spectrum of products for children to
learn coding: LEGO MINDSTORMS and WeDo were created by the educational
division LEGO Education, LEGO BOOST was developed for younger children,
and the newly launched LEGO DUPLO Train gives preschoolers a great way
to start coding.
Since the launch of MINDSTORMS a large and very
passionate community of robotics and LEGO fans have played a vital role
in inspiring children, future engineers, and software developers, by
pushing the limits for what you can do with LEGO MINDSTORMS. This
exhibition in front of you is a tribute to all the inspiration the fans
have given to the robot builders of tomorrow. The community is organized
* For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Below is a video edited by robotmak3rs' Ahmad Sahar featuring every robot that was presented at the exhibit.