At our school we run a Robotics Club, during these sessions we program and build robots to expand our knowledge on robots. For the past two weeks we have had some representatives from Science Alive come in to share their knowledge about the ‘NAO’ robots.
During the times Science Alive representatives came to talk to us we learnt how to do some basic programing of the ‘NAO’ robots and we also learnt how we could interact with them.
Some of the interactions with the robots were walking, playing charades, conversations with humans, Yoga Demonstrations and much more! We were very excited when we got to walk with the robot by lifting its hand upwards as well as tell the news.
We started attempting to programme the robots. Some of us wanted to work on making the robot move, and others on making the robot talk. We split up into groups. The ‘moving’ group were trying to make the robot do Gangham Style by clicking on the appropriate limb in the programme and then moving the limb of the robot to the position they wanted it, locking it onto the computer, and saving it into the programme. They repeated this to complete the first Gangnam Style move.
We thought the ‘NAO’ robots were awesome and can’t wait to see them again later in the year.