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Students use real robots to learn computer programming at Southeast H. S.

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 High school students in Cherokee, Kansas find out  first hand why they take math, particularly trigonometry, as they make robots move.  

    Southeast High School robotics students program their robots to dance.  It's a hands on application of math, trigonomentry and geometry,  giving the robot balance and designing its every move.

    Junior Katie Yancy says, "You turn motors off, move his arm up,  turn it on,  save the motion and he'll just do it automatically. And you have to do it for every body part."
   
There are three new robotics classes at Southeast High School.. The latest assignment program the robot to dance the macarena.
Students learn a lot from trial and error.


Students also build remote control robots designed to perform certain tasks.  
 The teachers says students are using  the same computer programming used in industry on a daily basis and necessary for the future work force.  

  INstructor Brad Coots says, "The career paths they could take from it would either be working hands on,  maintaining and building robots or they could be a programmer.  And that field is huge, great salaries, they could work basically anywhere they want.  They learn a lot about problem solving, and group work also."  

  The robots cost about sixteen  thousand dollars each and were paid for by grants.  But the school is developing a program thats  already expanded into the junior high and kids say its a great way to learn. 
 Yancy says, "It's honestly  one of my favorite classes.  Its an opportunity to get away from the bookwork and get hands on experience."


Expeirence their teacher says they can use in careers.  Coots says, "The exact same programming language we use here in class is being used in industry every single day  so it is a direct skill that they can take to the job force.


 


 

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