Animal Robots: Designing robots to mimic animal movements
In this camp, students are going to use what they can observe in nature as inspiration for a robot they design, build, and program.
Biomimicry is the concept of using nature as inspiration for building objects, buildings, and even robots! In this camp, students are going to use what they can observe in nature as inspiration for a robot they design, build, and program. First, students dive into the natural world to hone their skills by becoming a naturalist. They then translate their observations through a robot they design and program. Students explore how biology, art, and robots can all be linked. This is the perfect camp for students who may be new to robotics but want to make a jump into how engineering encompasses multiple disciplines.
Suggested for little to no experience in coding or robotics.
- 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 movement
- Expand basic programming and computational thinking skills to perform multiple operations at one time
UKIT Beginner Configurations:
Check out the pre-designed robots you can build with the UKIT Beginner kit. These are just the beginning – build these or create your own!
- iOS or Android tablet with UKIT EDU app installed
- Computer with webcam, microphone and Zoom web conferencing ability
- Reliable internet
- UKIT Beginner robotics kit
- Access to virtual camp including up to 2 hours a day of live virtual instruction and multiple offline activities
- UBTECH Certified Camp Instructor
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