Ying Chen has had an interest in Lego robots and robotics since 2006, working quietly in the background to help and guide her group in efforts to spread technical knowledge among young students. The program she has overseen has been associated with voluntary assistance to robotics programs in a variety of schools and community groups, and has produced several web sites that have made free robotics tutorial material available worldwide, resulting in millions of hits from over 150 countries and translations of robotics-related web pages into over 40 languages. Students associated with this program have won multiple State, Country, and World first places in robotics-related events. The group's latest project is this introductory mini-robotics course for absolute beginners using Lego's new EV3 MindStorms sets, produced with assistance from Google.
Ying Chen is a lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Tasmania.