Robotics immersion day

ROBOCOAST came to Beerwah State School recently with several other schools from the coast attending.

Robocoast is a hub of schools from the Sunshine Coast and the University of the Sunshine Coast promoting robotics and coding through immersion and training days, support and competitions such as RoboRAVE.

Students from the Beerwah State School robotics club had an exciting day of coding to control their robots to navigate a circuit and also to track and chase other robots. The day finished with schools competing against each other in a SumoBot challenge.

The Beerwah students enthusiastically checked out robots from other schools and interacted with the various large robots including Pepper, the world’s first social humanoid robot. It can recognise faces and basic human emotions.

Pepper was optimised for human interaction and can engage with people through conversation and its touch screen.