Humanoid Robot


Humanoid Robot

A fun team activity to demonstrate the complexities of programming robots.

To discuss or book this or any of our other workshops, please contact Tally Roberts.

Equipment provided

We provide a delivery officer, blindfolds, easy to remove floor tape and/or carpet tiles.

What you need to supply

A large open floor space.

Writing materials for the teams (scrap paper and pencils are adequate).

Length of workshop

This activity takes between 20 and 30 minutes.

Age groups

The differing levels of complexity allow us to cater this towards students aged between 8 and 18.

For those aged 4-8, we instead offer a "Simon Says..." style alternative we call "Programming Says...".

Links to other workshops

This activity forms a great introduction for a range of different programming activities.

We often pair it with our 'What is a Robot?' or Artificial Intelligence sessions

It can also be partnered up with our beginner programming workshops, such as; Scratch, Introduction to Micro:Bits and Turtle Blocks.

Virtual delivery requirements

We are willing to support these challenges remotely if you can provide the materials needed and a large screen or projector connected to Teams via webcam and microphone.

Please contact us to discuss the logistics of virtual delivery for our range of challenges.

Variations of this workshop

The basis of this challenge is to navigate a route, while blindfolded, using a set of instructions written by your team.

Complexity can be increased with the inclusion of additional restrictions such as requiring more explicit instructions, not involving the 'robot' in the programming discussion, using non-spoken instructions, and having a different team read out the instructions.

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