There are lots of ways to learn about robotics in the MakerSpace. You might want to start by learning about code, since all robots use some sort of code to tell them what to do, how to interact with their environment or how to respond to sensor readings. You can also build simple robots using the directions in some of our books, or that you can find on the internet. One student is working on a swarm-bot project, where multiple robots will interact with their environment and each other to display the same kind of swarming behavior displayed in the natural world (birds flying, ants traveling or fish schooling are some good examples). We'd like to have Lego EV3 kits (an easy to program and build robot platform), so if this something you're interested in, let us know.
Making Simple Robots: Explore Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff
This great book with easy to read directions uses everyday things to make really cool robots. The one on the cover is a tensegrity robot (it moves by manipulating the tension on it's various parts). Come check it out in the MakerSpace!