DRIVING INTO THE FUTURE (LEGO ROBOTICS)

(2015 - 2017) Program Visioning, Program Advisor

Roboticists suggest that driverless cars could soon be driving on Australian roads if road legislations reform and technology matures. Developing systems to deal with inclement weather, improving sensing of pedestrians and bicycles, and less predictable elements are some of the issues that need to be addressed before we experience a driverless society. In this workshop, students proposed and programmed robotic solutions to develop driverless cars that sensed the road and other obstacles, using a range of sensors and LEGO robotics, whilst reflecting on the ethical implications of a driverless society. 

Driving Into The Future was part of The Cube's STEAM For Schools program.

Program developed by Christian McKenzie, Leighann Ness Wilson, in collaboration with The Cube STEAM facilitators. 

Image courtesy of QUT Precincts.