Year 8 were invited to experience the world of self-driving vehicles in a LEGO Robotics workshop run by the Bournemouth University STEM outreach team. Using a selection of robots, landscapes and items to manoeuvre around via programming the LEGO robots, Year 8 students were challenged to produce solutions in this autonomous world.
The first phase of any autonomous vehicle system would be to design a robot to follow given instructions accurately and safely which was the challenge for the teams of Year 8 students.They worked through the challenges with great success and were awarded various prizes for speed and accuracy. The skills highlighted are those that will become more and more important as we increasingly rely on robots in the future. With drones looking like they will deliver everything we need in the future, maybe one of these students could be leading the way!
“I thought it was brilliant mashing 2 of the world’s best products into one fun session. All of the tasks we completed were a challenge but they didn't make it impossible. What I liked was that they did teams of 2 all competing against each other and the clock. It was really fun and I think everyone enjoyed it.” - Year 8 Student
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