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Student programmers from our Innovation Center spent the weekend using Nao robots to promote advances in egg production for the Colorado Egg Producers Association. Tanner Brohm and Jake Roberts, both students at Skyline High School and part-time employees of the SVVSD Innovation Center (IC), were interviewed by 9 news about their connection with professional projects as part of their work at the IC. One of the center's industry partners - the Colorado Egg Producers - has been interested in utilizing robotics and our student programmers to share their mission of "using scientific principles in our production practices to produce a safe and wholesome product for consumers while adhering to the best possible animal husbandry standards."
The student programmers from the IC Robotics Team use their expertise with the Nao robots (humanoid robots created by Aldebaran) for a variety of purposes within the district. Research is currently being conducted on the efficacy of robot use for interaction with students with autism and our English Language Learner population. The students do demonstrations of the robots to wide-eyed observers (both adults and students alike) across the district to raise enthusiasm for our blossoming robotics program in St Vrain. The Innovation Center and the IC Robotics Team are continuously looking for new opportunities to partner with Aldebaran to advance our robotics offerings in the district.
Please visit the 9 news story to see a short video of Tanner and Jake in action during their promotion with the Colorado Egg Producers at Flatirons mall!