More than 115,600 people visited the annual International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Among them were Project Lead the Way classes from both high schools, who had the opportunity to view technology in action and make connections from their studies to real world applications. Through a registration at the show, Stephen Buchs’ WNHS Principles of Engineering students won a visit from KUKA Robotics, who visited Woodstock North High School on February 23rd and brought a working robot with them.
The team from KUKA shared a presentation with the students, showing them real-life applications for robotics, in areas ranging from aircraft construction to packing consumer goods in a factory. Students were able to ask questions, learn about possible career opportunities, and then try their hands at controlling a real robotic arm. The visit from KUKA robotics was a highlight of Engineering Week 2017.
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