Our Robotics Club is open to students in the 9 to 14 year age group. The club provides children the opportunity to compete in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competitions. This provides a phenomenal opportunity to both learn and compete. The students work together with gentle guidance from the adult mentors.
Specific to the Robotics program, the clubs teach the kids how to work together as a team. They get mentoring from adults, but must design, build and program the robots themselves. They therefore must learn how to articulate problems for solution, conceptualize possible solutions, brainstorm on how to implement those solutions and solve the problem through trial and error. They must do all this through a lifecycle of testing, trying, modifying and redoing their solutions. This is similar to a product development lifecycle and the kids learn this without knowing that’s what they are learning
Two of Living Science’s Robotics teams earned awards in the most recent completion held on Saturday 17th January 2015. Three teams participated this year. Their names were, Alpha bits, Omegabytes and Rhobots! AlphaBits won a Robot design trophy at the Regional competition in December and advanced to the second round of competition. (Super Regionals) The OmegaBytes team won the Robot Performance Award at the Regional competition and advanced to the Super Regionals in January. Their Robot scored the second highest score in the Robot Game and they also won the Presentation Award for best presentation of their research project. They went to the state competition at UGA and were in the top 50% for the robot competition.
We congratulate the students and parent mentors!