An Artistic Approach to STEM
As far back as 1989 Valiant pioneered an activity based on children creating a movies using Roamers as the characters. The result was Coodie’s Circus. The task involved students writing scripts, creating backdrops and Roamer characters. They programmed the Roamers to act the parts and provided voice overs. But in those days the video production – filming, editing etc. – was left to Valiant. Now of course not only do schools have video cameras, kids have mobile phones with video capability, but most video editing software is commonplace inexpensive or free. The Robotic Performing Arts project aims to engage students in STEM related activities through making robot movies. This project reports on these early pilot efforts.