We enjoy showing our robot to people of all ages. The demo today was at St. Lawrence Place, a retirement home downtown. We brought the robot in just after tea time.
It was interesting to speak with the residents about what a robot is, and what technology we used. One woman was wondering what ”robotics” was when she saw it on the events calendar. She thought it might be some kind of exercise! She was surprised to see our robot there and watch what it could do.
Several residents tried their hands at the controls. We were glad that we’d dialed the speed back significantly, as this was the first time that many had ever used a video game controller before! Some giggled a lot when they made the robot drive around.
There were many interesting questions asked about our team, and about how we made our robot. They wanted to know its name, and they asked us a lot about our number and our hats.
There were several residents who commented on what amazing technology they’ve seen in their lifetime, and they were glad that the young people like us come to show them what’s happening these days.
We hope to be back again next year with another robot to show.