July 13, 2011
Middle school students from Charlottesville and Albemarle County put the robots they built on display Wednesday during the fifth annual University of Virginia Robotics Camp, hosted by the School of Engineering.
More than 20 students built robots that can draw and color. They will also build machines that can navigate streets in a model city.
UVa professors hope the camp will expose students to the joys of engineering.
"There's no doubt that the main goal for this camp is to get all the students who are here excited about engineering and to know what engineers do," professor Reid Bailey explained. "We want them to have a tangible experience with engineering so they can make an informed decision if they want to think about that for a career."
On the last day of camp, the robots will compete in a soccer match. Plus, Northrup Grumman funds scholarships through the camp.
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