The CoeBotics Robot Dance Program is based on the International RoboCup Junior Dance competition. It is a stunning integration of Science, Technology and the Arts. Participants program their robots to dance to music. Participants are encouraged to decorate their entries and to motorise robot limb movements, to give their robots real personality. RoboCup Junior Dance can be approached in a number of ways with creative new ideas appearing every year. Some previous ideas have been robots dancing together in tightly choreographed teams, students interacting with their robots while they were dancing, students creating their own music to dance to and students telling a story while the robots act it out to the music. The Dance Challenge is a real team effort where students are encouraged to create their own costumes, on top of the programming and building.
During the CoeBotics Program, students will work towards a full performance of their Robot Dance Routine, which they will share with the whole school.
Video Highlight from the 2009 RoboCup Dance Competition held in Graz, Austria