13 & 27 January
Robotics for elementary students. Children, guided by experts, “entered” the world of robotics and came in contact for the first time with mechanisms and automations, acquiring the skills of tomorrow!
How it happened
In the educational activities space of the Museum, two Sundays of January, children, separated in groups, built a robotic model which then put in operation in real-time.
Assembling the robot
Each group had at its disposal a box containing the parts of a robot, which, step-by-step, was given shape and movement thanks to programming and the collaboration developed among the children. Structural elements, motors, hub, sensors and the imagination and skills of children were the “material” in order to build (engineering) and program (coding-programming) the robots.
The magic of movement and …. the “race”
And then, the time came for robots to “come alive” and start moving, guided by their creators. Moving forward, backwards, to the right and to the left, avoiding obstacles…and in the end, an informal speed race with the robots lined in the starting point, off to the finishing line and to winning the first place!
From Talos, the first robot built by Hephaestus, to the robots built by the friends of the Museum and of Robotics, a journey of thousands of years has come to its end! A fascinating entertaining activity offered by the Telecommunications Museum to its little friends!
Our little “scientists”, with the basic knowledge they acquire via this particular educational activity can, if they wish, participate in the annual Panhellenic Educational Robotics Competition which is a precursor of the World Olympiad of the international organization WRO.
Who visited us
A great number of parents and children, 80 people in total, participated in the educational activities of the Museum during the Robotics program of January.