Waller Elementary students introduced to the STEM world

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Waller Elementary School students got a little taste of what it's like to be a part of Florida State University's Panama City STEM Institute on Wednesday.

Youngsters came to the campus and interacted with different kinds of drones and robots. (WJHG/WECP)

As a little introduction to the STEM world, youngsters came to the campus and interacted with different kinds of drones and robots. Kids played with iPad-controlled drones. They directed them through an obstacle course and even made them jump.

In the other two rooms were the newest humanoid robot named Pepper and another named Sam E. Nole.

"We have to hook our youngsters into wanting to learn. We know how important their education is for their future, but they don't see that," said Ginger Littleton, the director of the FSU Panama City STEM Institute. "So, it's the job of grown-ups to help them see what the future might look like."

The kids talked to the robots and watched them dance. Sam E. Nole has the ability to hold hands and walk with someone.

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