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NAO Robot visits QLD School, thanks to Centre

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision helped make Science Week 2016 a very special event this year at Capalaba State College, by providing a NAO Robot.

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Capabala State College Principal, Bronwyn Johnstone, with “QT”

Centre Chief Operating Officer Sue Keay sent a NAO Robot named “QT” to the school so that students could work on their coding.

“Coding for robots adds a layer of complexity because the code controls how the robot interacts with its physical environment,” said Sue Keay. “The robot can be programmed to do many things, recognise faces, play games, even show off a few dance moves.”

As many as 450 students in 23 classes had access to QT during the course of the week. QT also took part in the opening parade for Science Week at the school.

Children were encouraged to code QT and customise block coded speech, speech recognition, facial recognition, behaviours, movements, dance and music.

Capalaba was the first school in Queensland to have a NAO Robot loaned to it from the Centre.

In case you didn’t know, QT is a humanoid robot 58 cm in height. NAO Robots provide an interactive and engaging experience for students to learn about robots and robotics.

Posted September 23, 2016

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