PRLog (Press Release)
- Oct. 21, 2013 - VENTURA, Calif. --
A Robotics team comprised of Ventura students from the ages of 10 to 13 is participating in the FIRST®
League, a worldwide Lego robotics competition (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
. To spark their creative juices and develop their projects, the students will observe Ventura County Public Works Agency custom built remote-controlled loaders called LP-401s. The Ventura High School Robotics club has also been invited to the demonstration.
s theme this year is “Nature’s Fury.” The students not only have to program Lego robots to operate on a game table, they also have to develop a project pertaining to an extreme storm (e.g., flash flood protection, survival or cleanup). After the demonstration of the LP-401s, the students will also be shown videos of actual flash floods in Ventura County and learn about the County’s web-based flood alert and monitoring system.
The LP-401 is a robotic “skid steer” loader that can squeeze into tight storm drainage culverts and spaces that are not safe for individuals to enter, especially after a significant flood. The remote-controlled machines were custom built for the Public Works Agency to support the county’s preparation for major flooding—the county’s two machines are the first of their kind.WHAT: Demonstration of the LP-401 Remote Control Skid Steer
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: VCPWA Watershed Protection Yard, 11251-B Riverbank Drive, Saticoy
Alicia Rutledge, ext. 116
Denise Bean-White, ext. 111