Sparking curiosity in technology

10 Mar 2010 - 18:45

Uxolo students with Cameron SharpUxolo High School students with Cameron Sharp, a masters student in Mechanical Engineering

The Robotics and Agents Research lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering was abuzz this week with Grade 9 high school learners attending a robotics workshop, to excite and educate them on technology and how to build and programme robots.

The lab has been collaborating with Aachen University and Graz University of Technology in Austria to participate in the international RoboCup competition. This year for the first time they will be working together with high school learners for the international RoboCup Junior competition which takes place in Singapore in July. Gerald Steinbauer from Graz University of Technology facilitated the workshop with assistance from Alexander Ferrein , (a post doc from Aachen University) Dr Anet Potgieter, Stephen Marais and postgraduate students from the Robotics and Agents Research lab.

The learners were selected from Westerford, St George