We are taking the UK-RAS School Robot Competition 2019 to Cheltenham Science Festival this year, as part of the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (UK-RAS) stand within the GCHQ Cyber Zone. We will have the following exhibits on our stand:
- The UK-RAS School Robot Competition will be showing visitors how to download the Twinkl Robotics app to their mobile devices, showing students aged 8 – 14 and their teachers how they can enter a free competition to design and program a virtual robot that can navigate the surface of Mars! We will also be demonstrating the augmented reality function of the app – you can bring your robot to life and watch it move around right in front of you on the real-life surface you point your device at. There will be desktop computers for visitors to try out the web GL version of the competition, and we will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
- Sheffield Robotics from the RAIN hub are showcasing interactive robots such as MiRo and Pepper, Oculus virtual reality headsets and pi-to p computers.
- Members of the FAIR-SPACE hub from the University of Surrey and the University of Liverpool are bringing Lego Robots – drive a Lego rover as if it were on the Moon and explore the different ways to program it.
We are planning a number of school visits to demonstrate the app and provide more information on how to get involved with Twinkl and the School Robot Competition.
If you would like to have you school included in our visitation list, please submit your details via the online form below: