Shape Robotics hires experienced Global Education Director
Rob Widger, former Global Master Trainer at LEGO® Education is now starting his journey as Global Education Director at Shape Robotics.
The Danish robotics company Shape Robotics with headquarters in Farum north of Copenhagen as well as an office in Odense, has now brought in Rob Widger from UK as Global Education Director.
Rob Widger has profound experience within the teaching industry and comes directly from a position at Al Ain Education in Dubai where he was responsible for Training & Development. Rob’s passion for hands-on-learning made him write a book on how to implement the use of LEGO® Mindstorms in the classroom which kick-started his career at LEGO® Education in the UK. That was the starting point for a full decade working around LEGO® Education, and before leaving his position, Rob had visited more than 30 different countries all over the world, where he provided education and training for resellers, teachers, and students. Rob Widger is therefore a familiar face to many of Shape Robotics' current and future resellers.
“I’m very excited to have Rob Widger joining the team. His immense experience within the education community makes him the perfect candidate to further develop our teaching materials and professional development for teachers. At the center of his work will be ensuring students can reach their potential. He will help bring our proposition to a whole new level,” says CCO, Steen Lund, and continues:
“Rob will play an important role in Shape Robotics’ strategy to strengthen and expand our teaching materials so it adapts to the curriculum and learning objectives for various subjects all over the world.”
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About Shape Robotics A/S
Shape Robotics is a Danish robotics company with a strong position in the global educational technology (”EdTech”) market. The Company has developed Fable, a unique modular robot that makes it easy and fun for students to build and program their own robots. Since the launch of Fable in 2017 more than 7000 robots have been sold and shipped to schools around the world.
Shape Robotics helps educational institutions provide excellent teaching that will prepare students for a fast-changing future where digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and automation are transforming life and work. Fable is a modular robot that students can build in seconds. The robot system is robust, can withstand everyday usage in classrooms and can be used to solve demanding tasks. Students code Fable depending on their experience - from simple block programming to coding in the advanced Python language. Comprehensive teaching materials have been developed in collaboration with professional educators. Therefore, Shape Robotics provides complete teaching solutions for educational institutions from the 3rd grade to high-school and vocational schools.
In 2020 Shape Robotics launched a new telepresence robotics system called Fable Connect. The system enables schools to get homebound students back in the classroom using the robot as a communication device. The product broadens the company’s offering and has been well received by the Danish Schools. More than 130 Fable Connect robots are now being used at schools and hospitals, mainly by children with long-term health issues. The market for Fable Connect is expected to grow and become an important product for the company in the years to come.
Steen Lund, CCO Shape Robotics A/S
Tel. (+45) 5351 1515