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"Robot Day" at Spring Garden Elementary

In early June, a team from Lehigh’s department of computer science and engineering, led by assistant professor Michael Spear, held “Robot Day” for 23 kindergarteners at Spring Garden elementary school in Bethlehem. Spear led the class through five fun, robotics-themed projects based upon software he developed to control robots via Android smartphones. The children learned how robots were built, and how software and hardware interact to perform various tasks, but most of all they had a fun and positive experience in science and engineering. What’s more, the software that made it possible was based upon software designed by Lehigh students Greg Besack and Dan Phillips, Class of 2012. For more, including specifics on the projects and the underlying hardware and software, see the “Robot Day” Web site.

U.S. Department of Energy

Fun and learning on "Robot Day"