This Saturday, the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is presenting the Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo, starting at 8:30 a.m. A group of 110 teams from 21 Nebraska elementary, middle and high schools will compete.
Alisa Gilmore, Nebraska Robotics Expo & CEENBot Robotics Showcase Director, says there are three main competitions.
First is the CEENBot showcase which brings together K-12 teachers in math and science.
Gilmore says the competition primarily uses the Nebraska created CEENBot robot platform.
"So we have four robot competition events on the theme of winter games in honor of the Olympics. And so, the kids will come together in teams and have different objectives to try and maximize their points and their scoring. Anything from programming the robot to behave autonomously to navigating a course to having a team driving competition.”
In addition to the CEENBot Showcase, Gilmore says there will be a LEGO League HYDRO DYNAMICS challenge for ages 9-14. She says the kids will have to solve real world programs related to water management.
The third event is the Creative Visual Arts Exposition featuring robotic-inspired art pieces selected from over 120 entries created by local K-12 students.
Gilmore says the artwork is on display through March 4th at the museum.
More information is available at NERoboticsExpo.unl.edu.