BIOBOTS UNDER SEA RESCUE
Design an underwater rescue robot inspired by nature’s super animals.
Why does the whale have a very powerful tail that helps propel it forward, whereas the squid uses jet propulsion? In this game, children learn about different marine creatures such as the platypus, whale, pike, mussel, and squid, through videos and animations.
They apply what they learn by choosing the right combination of robotic systems (propulsion, defense, respiration, digestion and sensory) for a rescue mission. The final test of their design is in the Navigator section where the robot has to navigate predators and natural obstacles, while maintaining its energy and oxygen sources.
The ipad app is based on the incredible illustrations of mechanical animals by John Kelly in the book, The Robot Zoo.