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Students in robot competition
The students will make and programme the robots
A group of university students are joining Year 11 pupils from Churchfields School in Swindon, to build a robot and programme it to carry out specific tasks.

The Bath University students are to provide help at the Lego Robotics Challenge, a day-long activity involving student teams working to build the robots.

Each team will use Lego-based construction kits and software, with team members working co-operatively and collaboratively to produce the best performing robot.

The challenge centres on a team of scientists carrying out a number of experiments on Arctic ice.

A massive Arctic storm is heading for the area where the scientists and their experimental equipment are based.

Civil engineers

The teams will work on various rescue missions involving their robots.

Student teams from the university will be on hand to support the students although they will not provide answers.

The school student teams will be expected to take their own decisions, allocate tasks, and operate to deadlines.

The university students will include mechanical and civil engineers and a medical sciences post-graduate.

The challenge takes place at Swindon's Oakfield campus, on Friday, March 7.


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