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Robocubs @ Oxclose take on the 22nd century

posted 4 May 2011, 12:54 by Jack Fletcher   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:03 by Stephen Harrison ]
On Tuesday, Cubs @ Oxclose took on the challenge of controlling a very clever robot. Infact, it was so clever that there was more computing power in a single robot, which the cubs used, than used in the spacecraft which put the first man on the moon!

Cubs were first asked the question: 'If you had a robot, what would you use it for?' "Homework", "Ironing" and "Playing Games" were just a few of the many answers.

Cubs then watched a trailer to a movie which posed a situation in which robots had became so intelligent that they overpowered the human race and began to control us; everyone was heroically saved by the main character (surprise, surprise).

After, cubs were split into teams, they were given the challenge of programming the robot to move forward, say something and then reverse back to it's original position and as cubs found out, it wasn't as easy as first thought! The first team to cross got it on their first try and then slowly after an intense troubleshoot and a little re-program, other sixes were soon to follow.

Everyone found the night fun but a challenge and we look forward to the parents presentation night next week. As usual, all photos are in the photos zone!

At Cubs, our young people enjoy learning by working in partnership with adults. They do this through taking part a variety of activities and new experiences and our robotics night is just one example of how our balanced programme provides a new challenge every week.