Zagros Robotics once again participated in the Annual Robot & Technology Expo at Mineral Area College in Farmington, MO in 2017.
Preparing for Competition
The 2017 Robot and Technology Expo was an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming.
2017 Robot & Technology Expo
The event consisted of several competitions including:
VEX Challenge Event
Robofest Robot Challenge and Events
Scratch Programming Competition
LEGO Building Competition
There were exhibitors, a record number of teams and a new Children's Technology Playground area with hands-on activities and awesome robots, including:
The Watercolor Bot
a little robot programmed by placing pegs in a board, no screen or reading required.
Zagros Robotics’ exhibit of Raspberry Pi computers:
a crowd pleaser as competitors and spectators alike enjoyed playing games, especially Minecraft!
Once again the United States Army brought Military Bots! This year they showed off the Talon Robot. The Talon Robot is used in the detection, reduction and removal of Improvised Explosive Devices and other hazards. Talon robots have been used in multiple missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and at home.
US Army's Talon Robot
Other exhibitors included :
HAB Education's High Altitude Balloon education program
Arch Reactor's, St. Louis’ largest hackerspace, 3-D printer and project examples
Boeing's amazing Virtual Reality experience
HTE Automation Technologies' unique examples of modern industrial automation solutions
This annual event is a great way to get involved with robotics and programming as well as stay abreast of the latest technological offerings locally and nationally!
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