Christmas technology camp introduces children to the latest achievements of robotics

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The London School of Mathematics and Programming based at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK held a Christmas technology camp for children aged from 7 to 16 years old, where schoolchildren developed new skills in mathematics, programming, chess and robotics.

The children underwent fascinating programming training while developing new skills in solving technological problems, abstract thinking and using a creative approach to solving problems. Participants put into practice the knowledge gained in robotics, which is a unique field combining programming, engineering, mathematics and cybernetics.

In particular, the children got acquainted with firewalls. The camp participants worked with electronic fabrics (textiles containing electronics and digital technologies), studied areas of their application under the guidance of specialists in medical robotics from the University of Technology in Berlin and Imperial College London.

Older students assembled light swords and worked with mobile robots built using cybernetic designer TRIK, which was developed in Russia (Skolkovo project). The students also studied high-level programming languages, worked with Arduino microcontrollers, learned new skills in 3D modeling and printing.

Younger campers solved the tasks of controlling robots using ROBBO cybernetic designer, made Christmas decorations using simple electrical circuits, and had fun playing algorithmic games.

Camp instructors were leading experts in the field of educational robotics at the St. Petersburg United Robotics Center, Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London.