NASHVILLE, Tenn. – From the mechanisms that give them power to the coding that gives them purpose, robots are the center of attention during Robotics Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 at Adventure Science Center.
Guests can explore the wonderful world of robotics with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations that focus on the basics of these machines and how to program them, and by meeting some local robot expert-enthusiasts from the Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society.
Special activities, included with general admission:
LITTLE ROBOT DETECTIVES
What makes a robot a robot? Come explore what IS and what ISN’T a robot with this fun activity designed for kids.
Use a LEGO® Mindstorms robot to complete some simple tasks while learning about programming, calculations and the engineering process.
SPORE CREATURE CREATOR
Create your own creature to meet certain requirements using the program SPORE. Are you up to the challenge?
In addition to the activities, MTRAS will be showcasing their robots in a Quick Trip competition, where a robot must get from point A to point B and back in the quickest time, and Line Following competition, where autonomous robots must successfully follow a black line through a course that features challenging curves and line breaks.
Torque Force, a high school robotics team that includes members of Adventure Science Center’s Youth CR3W, will also be putting their brilliant robots on display in a FIRST Tech Challenge, where they compete in a head-to-head challenge working together.
Special activities are subject to change.
About Adventure Science Center
For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
For more information, visit www.adventuresci.org/calendar or call Alexis McCoy, director of marketing and communications, at 615-401-5059.
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