Browsing: Robotics

The Hanover Arts and Science Festival featured performances by all county bands, orchestras, and chorus. Select art and science exhibits were on display from every school in the district. Hanover County 4-H and The Georgetown School once again hosted the makerspace, where kids and families could gets hands-on with activities. An additional exhibit featured robotics and animatronics. Students from host Atlee High School qualified for the national robotics competition.

More than 70 years ago, Isaac Asimov dreamed up his three laws of robotics, which insisted, above all, that “a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm”. Now, after Stephen Hawking warned that “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”, two academics have come up with a way of teaching ethics to computers: telling them stories. Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison from the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology have published a paper on Using Stories to Teach…

Fifty teams from across the state gathered at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia on Saturda February 13, 2016 for the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship. Teams of students in grades 7-12 competed head to head using a sports model. Each team was responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots from a kit. Coaches, mentors and volunteers help to guide the students in principles of engineering and awards were given for competition as well as community service during the year. The competition included an Autonomous Period where robots were operated through pre-programmed instructions. During a Driver-Controlled Period…