ArcelorMittal Science Centre paid a visit to Jet Nteo Secondary School and Bophelong High School to teach them about Robotics.
Technology is forever being changed and modified. With these enhancements/modifications, we as humans need to constantly adapt to the changes. It has changed the way we live, interact with each other and generally impacts how we are able to do things. The Robotics program draws the learner’s attention and interest towards science & technology, and positively impacts their lives. The significant part about the Robotics program is that it not only helps learners to grow and get a better understanding regarding the wonderful world of science, but also to equip them with essential and sufficient knowledge that they can impart for generations.
The positive thing about this program is that it challenges the learners’ “thinking capabilities” greatly and encourages a huge amount of team work. The pupils were thrilled working with robots, showing a positive interest. They got the opportunity to assemble robots using understandable instructions. Through this particular program, we got to see just how passionate and committed the learners are with regards to STEM subjects. AMSC provided sufficient tools needed to assemble the robots until they were ready to be programed.
The passionate AMSC Robotics team (Mzwandile & Lindokuhle) and the pupils are excited about the competition that is currently taking place where leaners from all over South Africa get to submit a video of their robots being programmed according to the specifications.
- Kelebogile Lottering and Sebao Mohlahleli