So You Think Your Robot Can Dance – Robot Boot Camp

Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is hosting a series of Robot Boot Camps as part of the celebrations for our Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the most Robots dancing at one time on the 25th of October. 

The newly opened Macquarie University Library will host workshops in the 15 learning pods designed for both beginner and advanced users.  Learn to program robots of all shapes and sizes.

This workshops will include:

  • a one-hour student training workshop with the robot of your choice (10 students per workshop)
  • demonstrations of robots dancing
  • vendor displays of the latest robots available for education
  • a tour of the new MQ library,  including seeing the new Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), a completely robotic technology resource solution.

Exciting News: Australian First LEGO League Winners to lead a LEGO NXT robot workshop on 25th October for MacICT.

“Project Bucephalus” (named for the warhorse of Alexander the Great) from Wollongong, was formed to participate in the Australian 2010 FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) where the team (of 9-15 year olds) won awards in the State tournament and then went on to win major awards at the national level – including the 2010 Australian National Championship itself! The National Championship earned the team an invitation to represent Australia at the FLL Open European Championship(OEC) in June 2011 in The Netherlands.

Representatives of this team have accepted MacICT’s invitation to share their expertise with school students registered in MacICT’s So You Think Your Robot Can Dance Workshops.

Guinness World Record Attempt

At 1pm, all participants registered for the World Record Attempt@MQ, will congregate in the Atrium at the Campus Hub where the largest number of robots will dance together. This event will be recorded and distributed online.

Click here to register your students for this excursion now!


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