PSU holds annual Adventures in Robotics workshop

Most kids would love a chance to play with a robot but only few have what it takes to build and program one.

That’s what 48 kids at this week’s Adventures in Robotics Workshops are learning at Pittsburg State.

Kids ages 9 to 13 are using mathematics to calculate the speed of their robots, which are constructed out of Lego’s.

On Wednesday they competed to see which robot could get closest to a marker without knocking it over.

Engineering Technology professor Randy Winzer says the workshop could help pave the way for a career in mechanical or electronics engineering or other technology-related fields.

“Really, all we’re trying to do is give them some positive exposure to technology and computers,” says Winzer.

This is the 11th year of the Adventures in Robotics workshops and Winzer says they are held at the end of summer each year to start prepping the kids to go back to school.