Kids build robots at this summer camp

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – At Chattanooga State Community College, a group of children is learning to code and assemble robots.

Robo-Think is a STEM based summer camp in which children are taking part in activities such as coding a video game.

This morning, News 12 visited the camp as they were assembling robotic fans and other robots of their own creation.

Ben Wilkinson is an instructor at Robothink.

“These are employable skills. These are skills that help them to be maybe not all but little engineers, but little scientists, little critical thinkers. Everything from an art degree to a biomedical engineer needs some sort of ability to follow instructions, and then, when the instructions aren’t exactly what they need, modify them.”

Some of the children made small robot cars from the materials in their kits.

The kids in the camp are between the ages of 8 and 12, and already they’re picking up skills that could aid them in technical careers.

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