Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Greening of FIRST

FIRST LEGO® League Goes “Green” with 2007 “Power Puzzle” Challenge
"FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology through teamwork and problem solving, today officially launches its biggest-ever FIRST LEGO® League season with the unveiling of the 2007 “Power Puzzle” Challenge.
This year’s Challenge calls for teams of middle-school students, ages 9 to 14, to use robotics to understand and create solutions for one of today’s most critical environmental issues: energy management and conservation..."
Some suggested ideas and connections>>>
"4 Robots That Are Saving the World
Smart machines help fix humanity's ecological screwups"
Robots4Farms - Objectives: To reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides & fertilizer.

From: Mongabay
"Robots aid in search for Ivory-billed woodpecker"

From ScienceDaily:
"Video: Robot Walks on WaterMimicking Insects to Avoid Sinking Using Surface Tension"
From: innovations report
"Ocean robots watching our climate"
Check Out: "CLASSROOM ROBOTICS" (the book)

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