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QUT - Robotronica - Kids

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LEGO® Education Robots

WHENSunday 23 August 2015
TIME10am – 5pm (5 min activities on rotation)
WHEREDrawing Room, Old Government House
FORAges 4 – 10, with parent/guardian

Kids can join in the fun with the Robotics@QUT team to explore LEGO® robots. Robotics@QUT introduces kids to the wide possibilities of robotics: from driving remote control robots, to drawing with creative robots, and using sensors to complete fun challenges.

The Robotics@QUT Widening Participation Program is a joint Faculty of Education and QUT Equity Services program, delivering engaging STEM learning experiences for students and teachers. The program supports pre- and in-service teacher STEM education and builds school students' aspirations to pursue an education in STEM areas

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WHENSunday 23 August 2015
TIME10am – 2pm
WHEREScience and Engineering Centre (P Block), Level 5
FORAges 3+

Buildacode is a music-building interactive for kids! By placing and reconfiguring soft building blocks, kids can generate sounds and create their own musical soundscape. Mónica Rikić, the artist who created Buildacode, calls this Tangible Sound Programming.

Mónica is an interactive artist and programmer from Barcelona, with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Barcelona and a Masters in Digital Arts from UPF (Barcelona). Buildacode was selected as a semi-finalist of the 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition held at Georgia Tech, Atlanta.

The work was realised as part of the EMARE Move On residency at The Cube with support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission and the Goethe Institute and Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts and has been exhibited at the Ars Electronica Center (Linz).

box robot

Super Box friends

WHENSunday 23 August 2015
TIME10am – 5pm
WHERELady Bowen Lawn at Old Government House
FORThe whole family

Enter a world of crawling, walking, rolling box friends! These weird and wonderful box creatures will need your help tending to them so that they don't bump into each other. A robot hospital along with friendly box attendants will be on hand in case of any emergencies, so don't panic!

By Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen)

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Robot Story Time

WHENSunday 23 August 2015
TIME10am, 11am
duration45 mins
WHEREGardens Theatre foyer
FORAges 3 – 8, with parent/guardian

Meet Radius, the humanoid robot. This colourful robot's purpose is to educate and entertain children of future generations.

Radius is able to tell various stories to groups of children using his voice and gestures. He also utilises screens to illustrate the story and assist with the plot. These engaging interactive story times include conversations with onscreen characters, quiz times, and lots of silly fun. Jesse and Dean are on hand in costume to perform and assist.

By Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen).

It is recommended that a parent or guardian attend this performance with their child as the Robot can sometimes be a little scary at first. Please let us know when you book how many children and how many adults you are booking for.

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