Robot take-over: Our tech future in the palm of their hands – Australia News


LUKE Suly was completely engrossed in building and programming robots to fight against each other like bumper cars when he was given an exciting vision into the future.

The school captain was one of a lucky number of Lakes Creek State School students who had the chanceto have hands-on time with cutting-edge technology as part of the Create Queensland Regional Roadshow yesterday.

“I was pretty interested before but now I’m more interested in this,” Luke said.

“I like the robots.”

He wasn’t alone, as kids where champing at the bit to try every activity and use every piece of technology, from robots to touch screens.

IN CONTROL: Luke Suly from Lakes Creek State School takes part in the Create Queensland Regional Roadshow, which is touring the state introducing new technologies to students. Chris Ison ROK290817cdigital2

The Create Queensland Regional Roadshow is a state-wide tour of primary schools, a collaboration between Active Entertainment and YouTube contracted by the Queensland Government.

The program’s goal is to teach rural and Outback children about modern technology, such as robotics and computer programming, as well as giving them hands-on time with several fascinating and exciting tech toys.

The activities at Lakes Creek included using a virtual reality headset, steering a robot ball using an iPad with gyro motion controls, using a green screen to create scenes, an augmented reality program to learn about biology and, of course, the afore-mentioned battle bots.

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