What is a Robot?

Seán Carmody – CBC, Cork

Hi, my name is Seán Carmody. I go to CBC Cork. I decided to sign up for the TY CONFIRM Week because at the start of TY I told myself that I would sign up for as many different workshops and courses as I could. When I was signing up for it, it helped that the details looked very interesting and it took my attention straight away.

I enjoyed the variety of topics and tasks during the week however, I found the talk by Kevin O Sullivan about 3D printing, it is the most interesting.  I am part of the F1 in Schools project, and part of the project is designing and 3D printing our own F1 car. I took notes from the talk and was able to give them back to my team.

Before the week started, I didn’t know too much about smart manufacturing. However, now I learned a lot of new things. Seán showed us the wide variety and types of manufacturing there is, which surprised me. I also learned how detailed 3D printing actually is. In our talk with Kevin, he showed us how small objects can be printed(as small as a width of a hair).

My poster topic was “What is a robot”. During the week Seán showed us how to work Canva (the software where we completed the poster). Throughout the week he gave us time to do research and design the poster. I found doing this topic very interesting as I have always had an interest in robotics and how they work.

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