|Drones & Robots|
15th November 2017
Year 7 and year 8 students were treated to a drone technology presentation from BAE systems. The team brought in a drone and demonstrated it for the students. Two students acted as hackers and were given control of the drone, swooping down and videoing their classmates in the audience. The applications of unmanned machine drone technology were discussed. They highlighted how drones are used for surveillance of areas too dangerous to send humans , such as earthquake zones and how the ministry of defence use drones to assess damage or wear and tear on ships. The presenters told students that Amazon have already made deliveries using drones in Cambridge and that minute drones can be attached to specific drugs to enter the body to target some diseases. Students were taught how computers are programmed using binary code and a “human” robot was demonstrated at the end.