Playing with Robots

Robots and Kids
Robots and Kids
Kids work with Michigan Tech grad students at a local after school program to make a play using robots.

Kids, robots, and grad students team up to save a far-away galaxy in this after-school program play. The kids cue the robots, who recite their lines from computer script. The Michigan Tech students, who study cognitive science and computer science, volunteer at the Dollar Bay Elementary School and introduce the young students to robotics and computing.

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Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, the University offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.