This month’s Chartiers Valley School Board meeting was about an hour long, but school officials spent less than 15 minutes discussing issues pertaining to the district.
That was okay, because the other 45 minutes had the Chartiers Valley Horsepower robotics team explaining how they built a SEMI-AUTONOMOUS ROBOT.
Remember when you were in high school and you made book-ends in wood shop? Or maybe you were fancy and made a little jewelry box. Remember how proud you were to show your mom or dad?
These kids at Chartiers Valley built a frickin’ SEMI-AUTONOMOUS ROBOT. Look at this!
It even throws boxes
at to teachers!
And this isn’t just any semi-autonomous robot. It’s a semi-autonomous robot designed to battle other semi-autonomous robots in an international semi-autonomous robot competition. The CV Horsepower team has performed well at these events. At the most recent competition, the Chartiers Valley students helped out a team from smaller school, who had entered the event for the first time.
As you’ll see in the video above, the Chartiers Valley robot requires two students to simultaneously control its various functions, but it is programmed to perform certain tasks automatically, without human input.
It’s definitely the coolest thing we’ve seen at a Chartiers Valley School Board meeting so far this year. You can check out the full presentation below: