An innovative Silicon Valley robotics startup called ZeroUI (video) will be conducting a hands-on workshop for 10 to 16 year-olds to provide an opportunity for differently abled students to gain exposure to robotics. The workshop will be hosted at Google.
The workshop will be in the following format:
- Three sessions (90 minutes each) beginning at 10:00 and ending at 11:30
- The sessions will be held on the following Sunday mornings: Jan 21st, Feb 4th, and Feb 11th, 2018 at a Google Building in Mountain View.
- In each of the three sessions, the participant will be able to build different types of robots and control it using different techniques.
- The robots can be put together with ease, as they are assembled from pre-cut cardboard pieces that interlock very easily. The motors are independently functioning modules that just slide into the cardboard and do not require any further modifications to work. Each of the participants will also have the opportunity to program their robot using a block-based programming language (similar to Scratch) in addition to use gloves to control their robots through hand gestures.
This workshop provides the students with a unique opportunity to venture into robotics and STEM but in a straightforward, introductory, and most importantly fun way.
The participants should have the ability to secure together interlocking cardboard pieces, each approximately the size of a human palm, to listen to other group members, and to follow the instructions of the teachers.