Robot Theater Summer Camp 2015

Day 1 - Robot Theater Summer Camp 2015 - A panoramic view

Using humanoid robots to teach computational thinking

Please see gallery below for program pictures. Blog can be found at https://robottheater.wordpress.com/. Check out this video as well!

 

Grades 4 through 6 (as of Spring 2015)

July 6, 2015 - July 17, 2015, 1:00PM- 4:00PM
On University of Iowa campus (MacLean Hall)

The focus of this class was to learn to program Nao Robots (softbankrobotics.com/emea/en). No previous experience with computer programming or robotics necessary. The class started with an introduction to the robots, and students learned about their speech and voice recognition capabilities. Then upper-body movement and walking were added to completely animate the robots. Finally, students learned how the robots communicate with each other. After becoming familiar with the robots, students had the opportunity to work in groups to program the robots to perform in a variety of skits, and these skits were used to create a final show. This final performance took place on the last day of the class, and was open to the public.

More on the UI Computer Science Department's NAO Robot here.