It’s Computer Science Education Week! Help us teach digital and 21st Century skills like problem-solving and collaboration to learners everywhere. December 5-11 is Computer Science Education week, and also marks Code.org’s annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged 10% of all students in the world with computer science curriculum. What are you waiting for? Let us be apart of of this great movements!!
How to Join?
Visit our branch Little Botz Academy, Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara and get 1 Hour FREE access to our Inno Tech Gym when you purchase RM35 (Promotion N.P:RM65) Access Pass this December!
Our Workshop with LEGO Mindstorm will Break the School Holiday Boredom! We’re adding more awesomeness to our workshop this year! Variety of mission and robots ready to take over the Petrosains starting Monday 12 December to Thursday 14!!
These all you need to create your own walking table!
About 14 ft of 1″x2″ Pine Wood
About 8 ft of 2″x3″ Pine Wood
About 13 ft of 2″x4″ Pine Wood
About 3 ft of 1″x4″ Pine Wood
About 16 ft of 3/8″ Threaded Round Rod
About 10 ft of 1/2″ PVC
Old piece of plywood 24″x48″x3/4″
Box of 3/8″ Washers
Box of 3/8″ Nuts
(4) 3/8″x3″ Bolts
1-1/2 Wood Screws
2″ Wood Screws
Drill Press/Hand Drill
3/8″ Drill Bit
Band Saw/Hand Saw/Circular Saw/Dremel
Belt Sander/Sand Paper
For more info: http://www.instructables.com/id/Walking-Table/
Plants could soon have robotic counterparts. Barbara Mazzolai from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and colleagues are creating a system that mimics the behaviour of roots. The team plans to use bespoke soft sensors for underground exploration, tips that grow by unwinding material and a mechanism to reduce friction when penetrating the soil. The artificial system will be equipped to detect gravity, water, temperature, touch, pH, nitrate and phosphate.
Modelling a growing root is complex because it bends while increasing in length, adding cells on the opposite side from the direction in which it is heading. At the same time, a root perceives several physical and chemical stimuli at once and prioritises them; how it makes these decisions is not completely understood. “The mock-ups and prototypes we’ve developed aim to validate some of the functions and features of plant roots,” says Mazzolai.
In addition to mimicking a single root, the team is also looking at how roots interact with each other, coordinating their movements through soil. “New findings could be the basis for novel swarm intelligence,” says Mazzolai.
The system could produce more energy-efficient robots that can adapt to their environment. An obvious use for plant-like robots is environmental monitoring in soil, but their knack for exploration and ability to anchor themselves could have applications in space.
They also have potential uses in medicine, for example as flexible, growing endoscopes that can move easily inside a human body. “The ability to bend, grow at low pressure and with low friction while adapting to the surrounding environment could offer a new vision for medical tools,” says Mazzolai.
The system was shown last week at the Living Machines conference in London.
Are you ready for RERO Robotics Awareness Month 2016? Our first annual Robotics Month event will be held May 1-31, 2016 at Atria Shopping Gallery Damansara. Join and celebrate with us. We have tons of small and large activities and everything in between! Check out our activities below, think about what your group/family might like to do and help make 2016 our best year ever. Do invite your teachers and friends! Just share this good news with others!