Youngsters get a taste for robotics and engineering at ATIC

14 April 2021

CQUniversity Rockhampton's Advanced Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC) played host to some of the region's most curious kids this week as part of an Engineering and Robotics Camp.

Organised by Young Engineers Australia' the camp involved a Robotics & Software after school program providing theoretical knowledge in software and mechanical engineering combined with mathematics and physics.

The program includes real-life practical software programming and the Young Engineers Edutainment approach' which combines learning with playing.

In each lesson' the children build a model using LEGO® bricks and components that demonstrate the lesson's subject.

Each group receives a unique kit which is designed and manufactured especially for this purpose as well as programmatic interface tools' including NXT Intelligent bricks' sensors and servo motors.

A new subject will be taught every lesson and will take the children several steps toward understanding and using the scientific-engineering solution learned during the session.