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Purdue Project Combines Cheerleaders and Robots

Posted 17 Jul 2007 at 19:30 UTC (updated 17 Jul 2007 at 19:31 UTC) by steve Share This

Acorrding to a NorwichBulletin article, Christi Jacobs, a Purdue graduate student, is trying to get more girls interested in technology. And not just any girls. Christi is the former captain of the Prudue cheerleading squad, so she's after other cheerleaders. She's created a summer camp for high school cheerleaders where they'll work with small humanoid robots. Each robot is issued a cheerleading outfit and programmed by the girls to do a routine. The girls and the robot will perform the routine together. Beyond robots, cheerleaders will learn about the physics of music, construction management, computer graphics motion capture technology, and even avaiation technology. More details can be found in a Purdue University press release. While it's targeted primarily at girls, the program is open to anyone in 8th through 12th grade, so if you like robots and cheerleaders, this may be the perfect summer activity for you.

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