K-State robotics team pays a visit to local elementary school

Published: Dec. 5, 2016 at 4:40 PM CST
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A group of elementary school students learned about the fun of robotics Monday.

The K-State robotics team paid a visit to Silverlake Elementary School Monday morning.

They brought the robot Pebbles,a bean bag launcher. They used Pebbles to teach the students about designing a robot to fit a specific task and how communication between a human and robot works.

The K-State students also talked about benefits of knowing a programming language.

"I found in a lot of jobs, employers really drive for you to know some sort of programming language, even if you're not in some sort of programming degree, they want you to have that knowledge because you will need too, at some point, do some programming," said Denton McAdam, a member of the robotics team.

McAdam also said the K-State robotics team is growing every year and improving at each competition.