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April 29, 2010

Robots and gaming on the timetable at hi-tech school

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By Andrew Webb, BBC

The moment you walk into San Diego’s High Tech High you realise this is a school unlike most others. Teenagers are writing video games, filming sketches, using heavy duty power tools to build a boat – and then there are the robots. In pride of place is Daisy May, a waist-high machine that scuttles around, scooping balls off the ground and projecting them into a bin. “The way she skids replicates the way she would move in the semi-weightless conditions on the moon,” said one of her designers and senior year student, RJ Sheperd.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8631641.stm

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