Earlier in the week, the kids were asked to write a conversation between a human and a robot that expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this summer camp and work with the robots. One of today’s activities involved programming the robot to engage in this conversation. For this program, no movements were included. The focus was on how to use a robot’s speech recognition capabilities to engage in this conversation. The kids also made progress coding their robot conversation skits. They continued to work on posing the robot so that the robot would gesture while speaking. They are becoming very familiar with posing the robot and storing the positions, and imagining how the robot should move while speaking.
Today the kids also finished some of their previous projects. They put in gestures for their conversations between robots, and added gestures to the monologues that they created on the first day.