Hundreds turn out to meet robots
More than 500 people including school children were up close and personal with a range of new technology at the Robot Roadshow at the St George Cultural Centre yesterday (15/3/17).
The Robotics Roadshow featured the latest technologies and was an opportunity for both children and adults to be hands-on with a range of different gadgets and experience the fun of working with robotics constructively.
Visitors could participate in coding challenges at 10 separate robot stations, as well as exploring new technology.
Robots are increasingly present in our lives, from automated farming equipment to smartphones with artificial intelligence. It’s also in the school curriculum under the banner of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The State Library of Queensland has partnered with Regional Development Australia – Darling Downs and South West Region (Regional Development Australia DDSW) to pilot a targeted grant program specifically for councils in the DDSW region to purchase resources and deliver programming in coding and robotics. The grant is co-funded by both State Library of Queensland and Regional Development Australia DDSW.
Caption: St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School students learn about coding at the Robotics Roadshow yesterday.