AIRBUS FOUNDATION DISCOVERY SPACE & NHC HOSTED TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS ‘ROBOTICS CHALLENGE’

On 21st February, Hertfordshire’s next generation of engineers visited Airbus Foundation Discovery Space for the regional finals of the ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge’. Students learnt how to build, program and control LEGO robots, to complete a variety of aviation-themed missions.

The first mission of the day was the speed challenge, where the robots raced along a 10 metre runway, with the team from John Warner School scooping first place, with a time of just over two seconds! Even the Mars Rover couldn’t distract the teams from acing the robot challenge, where their robots had to ascend ramps, pick up different items and follow a designated path, all in a mere five minutes!

Students were required to research a solution to a scientific or engineering problem. The stand-out presentation of the day came from the Presdales School team, who suggested the use of robotic orcas to clear our oceans of plastic; they even brought along their very own prototype! Winning the overall prize of the day and progressing to the national finals in Birmingham were the Presdales School team. Congratulations and best of luck!

To book your school’s visit to the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space call us on 01462 443050 or click here to send us an enquiry.

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