Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Olympic Movement and Robotic Design

Here is a high-interest topic to inspire your engineering class: robots that can learn. These particular machines imitate the motion of athletes headed for the Olympic Winter Games. Hear from a professor of dynamics, systems, and control about what he and his colleagues have designed using mathematical algorithms and technology. This film is sure to dazzle viewers! Incorporate as you delve into the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Stimulating topic will engage your young engineers
  • Adaptable to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • Limited classroom use; perhaps it can be shown as enrichment or inspiration
Common Core

NGSS