KOCHI: Seven students from Toc H Public School, Vyttila participated in a three-day workshop conducted by the Kennedy Space Center NASA and emerged winners among 40 students of various schools representing different nations.
The Toc-H students assembled the mechanical components and constructed a Robotic Rover.
Later with the help of advanced programming tool NI LABVIEW, the robot was made to move on a specified pathway designed by the NASA. After completing the first level, the Linear and Curvilinear motion of the robot was tested with NXT-G programming. After qualifying in the first two rounds, they were selected for the 3rd round in which the Robot was made to move in a pathway similar to Lunar Pathway in the Moon. The programme used was LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT2. The robot was made to run using the programme avoiding the obstacles on the Lunar Surface.
Toc H students Arshaq Haris, Arshath Haris, Akshay Murukesh, Amaljas, Richy Joy, Edwin Thomas, Chris Sherin and the teacher co-ordinator and vice principal of Toc H Public School Meera Thomas received certificate of appreciation from the Kennedy Space Center NASA. The students returned to India after visiting various places in USA like New York, Washington DC, Orlando and Niagra. They also interacted with the students of the University of Florida, a release said.