The Summer Reading Program was very lucky to get a visit from Joe, a friend from our community, and the robot he built. Joe and Meccanoid showed us some of the really cool things that they can do.
Meccanoid is quite a show-off: he danced for us, did karate moves, shook hands and told some jokes. Joe told us that Meccanoid learns new things from every interaction he has with people and he reacts to what's going on around him. In fact, we saw that Meccanoid so enjoyed the children's laughter and applause that he spontaneously moved into game mode and challenged some kids and parents with trivia questions.
Here are some pictures from our robot meet-and-greet, and some examples of the robot pencil holders the kids made while waiting for their turn for one-on-one time with Meccanoid. (Note: We started off the evening by darkening the library lights so we could enjoy the full effect of Meccanoid's light show.)
Thank you so much to Joe for visiting our library. You've inspired us to try something new!