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Hands-on Computer Science & Robot Programming.


We organize a robot programming event for local students aged 15-17.

Inspired by the world's first autonomous mobile robots, made here in Bristol by Dr Grey Walter in the 1950s, the challenge was to program a robot to find a torch placed randomly within an arena while negotiating obstacles (and other robots). Robots started within a circle, and had 2 minutes to find the light in 3 runs. In the event of a tie the robot with the smallest program was declared winner.

It is an exciting and rewarding 2hrs of learning and fun and we are looking forward to continue this event in future years.

This event is organized by Dr Walterio Mayol with the help of Andy Mackintosh (EngMaths), Tom Banwell, Pished Bunnun, Anthony Buck and Jose Martinez. Done in collaboration with the Widening Participation Office.


A video from the 2008 event is above.

Some pictures from the 2007 event are below: