TigerTronics Meet Baxter
5/23/2013 (Updated 10:54:00 PM)They took second place in the First Robotics Competition and on Thursday, the Union-Endicott,Vestal High Schools robotic team got a first hand look at how they could help design robots in the future.
The students were invited to North Point Technology to see a unique demonstration of the new age robot Baxter. They had a chance to train Baxter to do simple tasks like packing blocks and disks into boxes.
"We ran into a bunch of dilemmas during the robotics season, but after seeing the demonstrations that we saw today, it was very encouraging and very inspiring," said Connor Tremblay, a member of TigerTronics.
"We're proud of them as a team and we really want to encourage them as students to follow careers in the STEM field: science, technology, engineering, and math," said Robert Lee, Principal of North Point Technology.
Baxter is a robot designed to do simple tasks repeatedly. Humans can interact and manipulate Baxter for him to learn basic motions.
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