Liberty High School “Robo-Lions” to Hold Open House
Release Date: 2/17/2010 9:04:12 AM
Carroll County’s only high school robotics team, the Liberty High School Robo-Lions, will hold its annual community open house on Friday, February 19, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will be held at the team’s warehouse space at 1332 Londontown Boulevard in Eldersburg. This space is provided by generous sponsor BTR Capital Group.
Students and adults of all ages are invited to attend. The event will feature food, tours, and the Oklahoma Road Middle School FIRST Lego League teams. Ryan Smith of the Johns Hopkins University Brain Computer Interface and Neuroprosthetics Department will speak at 7:00 p.m. He will give a demonstration of myoelectronic gaming. These are games that a player controls with their own internal, electrical signals. There will also be robotics prosthetics to see and a presentation on brain-computer interfacing.
The Robo-Lions are Liberty High School’s premier FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. FIRST and the Robo-Lions are dedicated to increasing interest in science and technology in the community. They do this by competing in robotics competitions in which teams from all around the world, including the Robo-Lions, build robots to play a game. At the community night, visitors will see the Robo-Lions’ robot, which was built from scratch in five weeks, practicing for its competition.