Welcome to the DevTech Research Group!

The Developmental Technologies Research Group, directed by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, aims to understand how new technologies can play a positive role in children's development and learning. Our research involves three dimensions: theoretical contributions, design of new technologies and empirical work with populations to test and evaluate the theory and the technologies. Developmental technologies are computational tools and technologically-rich interventions purposefully designed and used with the goal of supporting young people in their developmental quest.

DevTech Updates:


On August 24th and 25th, the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University will be hosting a 2-day professional development workshop on KIBO robotics. The workshop will provide hands-on training and an in-depth understanding of how to use KIBO robotics in a developmentally appropriate way with young children. Karina Zilberman, a master puppeteer at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, will also be sharing her expertise at the workshop. Participants will leave with a fully-developed robotics curriculum ready to implement! Reserve your spot here: bitly.com/KinderlabTraining

Register now for the KIBO Summer Professional Development training!

Register now for the ScratchJr Summer Professional Development training!

Registration for the DevTech Summer Programs is now complete.

Thank you to all our campers for a fun summer!

The KIBO robot, based on the KIWI Prototype, is now commercially available through Kinderlab Robotics.

ScratchJr is now available for free download from the Apple® App Store℠ for iPad.

DevTech is affiliated with the concentration of studies in New Technologies and Human Development at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development.