Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Purdue Project Combines Cheerleaders and Robots

Acorrding to a NorwichBulletin
article, Christi Jacobs, a Purdue graduate student, is trying to get
more girls interested in technology. And not just any girls. Christi is
the former captain of the Prudue cheerleading squad, so she's after
other cheerleaders. She's created a summer
camp for high school cheerleaders where they'll work with small humanoid
robots. Each robot is issued a cheerleading outfit and programmed by the
girls to do a routine. The girls and the robot will perform the routine
robots, cheerleaders will learn about the physics of music, construction
management, computer graphics motion capture technology, and even
avaiation technology. More details can be found in a Purdue
University press release. While it's targeted primarily at girls,
the program is open to anyone in 8th through 12th grade, so if you like
robots and cheerleaders, this may be the perfect summer activity for you.

Source: http://www.netchain.com

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