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Robot Wars at The Dowse


Sat 21 Sep 2019, 11:00am–1:00pm

Where: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

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You bring the battle and we'll bring the bots!

Line up and have a go at taking on an opponent in Robot Wars at The Dowse! This is a fun and family friendly activity led by the team from Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at Victoria University.

Remote controlled robots will be in the galleries. The rules are simple - flip your opponent over to win. Not as nasty as the Robot Wars as seen on TV - as ECS value their robots. A member from their team will also be around for you to ask questions to build your own robot at home.

This is part of the public programmes for the exhibition 'The Future of Work' currently on until Nov 17.

Drop-in style - no bookings required.

School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington.

The Outreach programme run by the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington provides training for teachers in areas of Computer Science education.

They also provide assistance in setting up code clubs, run STEAM based activities which are cross curricular focused for Primary schools and Robotics/Programming based skills for secondary schools. This service is free for schools. Please feel free to get in touch.

Contact Pravin Vaz, Outreach Coordinator:

The Future of Work (exhibition)
3 Aug - 17 Nov

The Future of Work looks at the changing nature of our working lives and the impact of ever-increasing automation and globalization. The exhibition includes archival material about industry in Lower Hutt and features a range of artists whose practices address labour, work culture and collective action.

Featuring: Liz Allan, Berwick Street Collective, Bruce Connew, Harun Farocki, Kauri Hawkins, Fiona Jack, Darcy Lange, Elisabeth Pointon, Public Share, Deborah Rundle, Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, John Vea, Peter Wareing