Brad's Beat: Missouri Southern State University Technology Competition

By Brad Douglas

Published 01/31 2014 08:25PM

Updated 01/31 2014 08:27PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- I'm sure you've heard of the robot dance move, but who knew robots could actually dance? Several students competed this afternoon at the Missouri Southern State University Technology Competition. One of the events was a dancing robot event. The students worked several hours to program a code to make the robots move to the music. 

The robots are called Nao and are sold to school districts across the country. Carl Junction is the only school in the area that has purchased the robots. A few of the kids say this event has made them want to go into computer programming in college. 

"I want to computer program artificial intelligence to better understand the human mind. Being able to transfer it to robots," said Trenton Dennis, Carl Junction 6th Grader. 

The robots aren't cheap and cost  $25,000 each. 

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