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The Create 2 puts a fresh spin on robotics (pictures)

iRobot's $200 Create 2 is a paired-down 600-series Roomba designed specifically for students with an affinity for programming.

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iRobot's $200 Create 2 was designed as a teaching tool.

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It was built on a Roomba 600-series platform.

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That way, it retains the design and maneuvering capabilities of a Roomba.

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Interestingly, though, it doesn't have any of the Roomba's vacuuming capabilities.

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The Create 2 is a "blank slate," made specifically for students interested in robotics programming.

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This provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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