Credit: Akos Vecsei
Experience Workshop, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (AT)
Experience Workshop devotes its full program to children’s views on the robotification of society. Participating children can design, build and program the robot they need the most. By the end of the day we might have robots that go to school, do the homework and pass the exams. We might have robots that can cook, dance and sing, collect all the waste in the oceans, eliminate hunger and bring peace on Earth; or just take out the dog twice a day. We will think about and discuss how all these different robots can live together, and how we can all live together with these different robots?
Participants can work with the Experience Workshop’s 4Dframe and ReBOT kit, which makes it possible to tinker together robots out of straws or empty boxes and bottles, which can be controlled wirelessly by a mobile phone. For all of this you do not need anything but a pair of scissors, duct tape and some recyclable materials. GeoGebra apps provided by the Johannes Kepler University will be available for perfecting designs and calculating different properties.
During the program, Experience Workshop is documenting and displaying all the stories told by the brainy builders about the robot they need the most.