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06.02.2014 12:01 Alter: 3 yrs

CAST team TiRoLab: How to build a robot


06.02.2014 - When serious back pain forced 42-year-old Michael Sieb to quit his profession as a surgeon, the Tyrolean started completely from scratch. He had had previous experience in teaching engineering and thoroughly enjoyed it so it was obvious to start TiRoLab. His aim: spark children’s interest for mechanics, electronics, and IT through robotics workshops, and to make a future career in the technology branch more tangible for them.

“3, 2, 1, LEGO!” The wheels of six small robots start turning, dancing to the tunes of “Harlem Shake”. Twelve fourth graders and their families are watching the scene in the middle of the room in amazement. “Woah! They are totally going to crash,” one of the boys says as two robots collide. Laughter. The parents of the 12 boys look at each other with pride, hardly believing that their children have built their own robots in less than two hours.

“Michael, ours isn’t moving!” a blond boy says to a man in a light-blue shirt that reads “TiRoLab Judge” in white letters. As the founder of TiRoLab, Michael’s aim is to spark children’s interest for mechanics, electronics, and IT through robotics workshops, and to make a future career in the technology branch more tangible for them.

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