NEWS November 24th, 2016

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Holland Bloorview has kids saying domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

Robotics program teaches children at hospital

Lucas Calinsky, in green shirt above, wins the first round at the HB First Robotics Program, piloting “Crusher-9000” to victory, as Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter, second from right, looks on. The robot was built by Jud Colico, not pictured.

HB First Robotics is a collaboration between First Robotics Canada and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, aiming to teach science, technology, engineering and math skills to children with disabilities. The program ran at Bloorview School Authority on Nov. 12.

At right, student Tamera Stanley and robotics coordinator Lynn Rampertab check out another robot.

Photos by Alexei Malakhov/Town Crier