STEM students get glimpse of robotics in action

Police officer shows a device to a group of elementary students

Herkimer Elementary STEM Club students got a hands-on look at what robotics can do in the real world on Thursday, Feb. 2, during a demonstration by the Herkimer Police Department.

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Capt. Jeffrey Crim and Officer Don Richards showed STEM Club students the department’s new $52,00o robot, demonstrating many of the same skills STEM students are using to control their Sphero and Lego robots.

The officers answered questions from students about the robot’s speed (not very fast), strength (able to lift up to 71 pounds), precision (able to pick up a Styrofoam cup without crushing it) and longevity (batteries are designed for up to 9 hours of continuous use).

View more photos from the police robot visit on the district’s official Facebook page.