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The Animatronics Workshop is a learning experience in which kids conceive and construct a robotic show. They write the story, build the robotic mechanisms and the set, perform voice acting, and create the motion tracks. This provides a deep cross-disciplinary experience, teaching participants how to think creatively across traditional areas of expertise. In an intensive three-day prototype workshop in summer 2013, 14 high school students created a three-character show.
Animatronics, Computer graphics, Engineering education, Collaboration, Learning systems
Jennifer Ginger Alford, Lucas Jacob, Paul Dietz, "Animatronics Workshop: A Theater + Engineering Collaboration at a High School", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 33, no. , pp. 9-13, Nov.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MCG.2013.86
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