Lesson 39: ROBOTS!!

trooper1-1387603776176Snack & Chat

Today I want to tell you about something really cool that happened last week – teams from around the world designed a robot and entered it into a robot competition. This is called the DARPR Robotics Challenge.

This year the Challenge was to design a robot to help in emergencies. This is the list of the things that the robots needed to be able to do:

1. Drive a utility vehicle at the site.

2. Travel dismounted across rubble.

3. Remove debris blocking an entryway.

4. Open a door and enter a building.

5. Climb an industrial ladder and traverse an industrial walkway.

6. Use a tool to break through a concrete panel.

7. Locate and close a valve near a leaking pipe.

8. Connect a fire hose to a standpipe and turn on a valve.

Let’s watch one of the robots doing it’s tasks

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And this is the robot that won the competition!

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(If you really, really love Robots – you can watch the Finals on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv9Wm20UrcU)

Computer Time – Programming Robots

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And here’s a new Runaway Robot Game for you to try – don’t forget to read the Instructions!

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