Youth robotics program to be held

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H program is conducting a summer program to introduce robotics to youth, Introduction to Robotics.

This five-session program runs from Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Wilcox Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico.

During this course, youth will learn what a robot is, how to build one and to program the robot to use sensors to interact with its environment.

Robots will be constructed using LEGO NXT Mindstorm. Programming concepts are introduced using the RoboLab computer language.

The youth will learn the basics of programming using a curriculum that is designed to encourage the use of math and science when programming their robots.

Introduction of Robotics is designed for youth entering grades 4-7 in September 2013. Class size is limited to 10 youth and there will be up to four youth per robot and computer.

Those seeking more information may call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 963-7286, ext 401.

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