The Science and Discovery Center is usually full of excitement especially for the kids, but at Saturday’s Robotic Competition it wasn’t all fun and games as the Bay County Junior Robotics Expo brought out the competitive side in all the kids.
Six elementary schools competed in the robotic competition. They each went over strategy, double checked their equipment and calculations. Teachers on hand say, these types of activities helps the kids build good teamwork, science and math skills.
The robots had to be programmed to weave around cups, drop a ball into a Petri dish and navigate the course with near precision if they wanted to score high points.
“I’ll be looking for a lot of precision. It’s really easy to slap a robot together really quick but it also reflects on a lot of dedication and time for the kids to actually go through to make sure they can have missions that are repeatable and reliable” said David Camperman, Robotics Judge.
The “Tyndall Thunderbots” at Tyndall Elementary won the robotic competition.