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World champs at building robots to teach Southland children


David Ayre, left, and Helen Liley, both of Invercargill, at the Bots and Beers event on Friday night at COIN South.

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David Ayre, left, and Helen Liley, each of Invercargill, on the Bots and Beers occasion on Friday night time at COIN South.

Southland kids will be taught to construct robots by a number of the world’s finest robotic makers on Saturday.

The New Zealand Robotics Charitable Belief (Kiwibots) distribute VEX Robotics (academic robotics) all through New Zealand to colleges, aggressive groups and extracurricular teams to encourage college students to create and construct with robotics.

Kiwibots groups have received World Championship titles 9 instances towards 53 competing international locations in VEX Robotics competitions, designing and constructing robots.

The groups received by working collectively to attain as many factors as potential, which inspired teamwork.

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Kiwibots board member Stephan van Haren mentioned the charity had plans to get a programme began in Southland this yr.

If faculties have been , Kiwibots would assist faculties begin the programmes and educate kids how one can compete in competitions inside the area.

A crew related to Kiwibots and Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science of Auckland College will probably be operating interactive workshops for tamariki aged 8 to 14 on Saturday in Invercargill.

The workshops will present youngsters how one can construct robots, how one can program robots and how one can compete in challenges, mimicking the robotics competitions all through the nation, van Haren mentioned.

In keeping with van Haren, Kiwibots had been operating within the nation for about 13 years.

“Robotics to me is one of the best factor since sliced bread.

“It motivates college students to analyze the fallacious factor and as a instructor it truly is the best factor to show as a result of the scholars discover out a lot of the issues themselves,” he mentioned.

COIN South additionally hosted a robotic constructing competitors workshop known as ‘Bots and Beers’ for adults on Friday. Kiwibots and CARES helped run the occasion.



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