Four Palo Alto College students taking RBTC 1305 Fundamentals of Robotics Technology, taught by Mr. Leo Diaz, showcased their newest creation on April 4 at an event by the San Antonio Area Foundation’s Spotlight on Community Series featuring the Alamo Colleges. Robbie the Robot was built and programmed by Jake Castro, Carlos Gonzalez, James Rowsey, Armando Garcia, and Casey West (not pictured).
Robbie the Robot showcased his skills through a variety of calisthenics – push ups, squats, headstands, and more.
These students are evidence of Palo Alto’s goal to have students understand the value of STEM programs to be better prepared to meet future workforce demands in the San Antonio area. With the basics of robotics, students understand how to use this technology in manufacturing industries and also learn how advanced robotics can be used by the nation’s leading doctors to perform basic surgical operations like appendix and gall bladder removal.