Louisville high school gets new robotic dog

Central High School students welcomed a new four-legged friend, but this one doesn’t have any fur and it doesn’t bark or meow.It’s a robotic dog that can walk, roll over, climb the stairs and do math homework.The Spotbot 3.0.0 will join Central’s extensive robotics pack. It was given to the program by Boston Dynamics Engineering through a federal grant. Central is the first high school in the country to get a Spotbot.”Spot is a game-changer in terms of how we can relate our teaching program language to real-world applications,” STEM teacher Chris Brown said in a press release.Students will use the dog to learn computer programming, and further their understanding of robotics and engineering.”Having this technology is really encouraging for us.” said Central High School junior Bismah Rana. “Most of us don’t have a lot, so it’s giving us hope that at one day we can be working at a high industry level.”Superintendent Dr. Marty Polio was at the dedication.”These are the learning experiences that kids will remember,” Polio said. “With this tool, they will be able to make their learning experiences relevant across all of their classrooms.” Central students will travel to Boston Dynamics Engineering headquarters at the end of April to learn more about their new mechanical canine.

Central High School students welcomed a new four-legged friend, but this one doesn’t have any fur and it doesn’t bark or meow.

It’s a robotic dog that can walk, roll over, climb the stairs and do math homework.

The Spotbot 3.0.0 will join Central’s extensive robotics pack. It was given to the program by Boston Dynamics Engineering through a federal grant. Central is the first high school in the country to get a Spotbot.

“Spot is a game-changer in terms of how we can relate our teaching program language to real-world applications,” STEM teacher Chris Brown said in a press release.

Students will use the dog to learn computer programming, and further their understanding of robotics and engineering.

“Having this technology is really encouraging for us.” said Central High School junior Bismah Rana. “Most of us don’t have a lot, so it’s giving us hope that at one day we can be working at a high industry level.”

Superintendent Dr. Marty Polio was at the dedication.

“These are the learning experiences that kids will remember,” Polio said. “With this tool, they will be able to make their learning experiences relevant across all of their classrooms.”

Central students will travel to Boston Dynamics Engineering headquarters at the end of April to learn more about their new mechanical canine.

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