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Animal Robots: Design robots to mimic animal movements

Get out your binoculars! It’s time to use nature as inspiration for a robot you design, build, and program. 

Biomimicry is the concept of using nature as inspiration for building objects, buildings, and even robots! In this camp, students dive into the natural world to hone their observation skills, then translate the observations through a robot they design and program. During the week, students explore how biology, art, and robots can all be linked before they share their robotic creation on the last day. This camp is perfect for students who want to learn the basics of robotics, coding, and AI while thinking about how they connect to the natural world.

Students will:

  • Explore and observe the natural world by analyzing biological systems
  • Practice using robotic tools and programming multiple motors to work together
  • Build and design a robot that mimics an observed animal movement
  • Learn fundamental AI concepts and how they apply to the real world
  • Expand basic programming and computational thinking skills to perform multiple operations at one time

After camp, student can continue to build exciting robots with their UKIT – here are a few examples!

Tech Requirements:

  • iOS, Android, or Chromebook device with UKIT EDU app installed
  • Internet-enabled device with webcam, microphone, and Zoom web conferencing ability
  • Reliable internet 

Course Includes:

  • UKIT Beginner robotics kit 
  • Access to virtual camp including five live virtual sessions (2 hours each) and multiple offline activities
  • Accredited STEM Instructors

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