Fun with Robots: Getting Started in Robotics

This IEEE website is for newcomers just getting started in robotics and points to many helpful online resources. For students of any age, it's a great orientation.
“The first thing you should know (if you don’t already) is that you’re making a great choice: The field of robotics is growing tremendously, and robots are expected to have a profound impact on business, healthcare, manufacturing, education, transportation, entertainment, and almost every other productive area of society.

“Robots will change the way we live. And did we mention they’re also a ton of fun?

“The second thing you should know is that we can’t tell you just one thing you can do to get started in robotics. There are many ways to get started, and different people take different paths. But that’s actually good news: You have many choices, and this guide will help you navigate your options.”

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