CNR 2012: Exhibition: Bots High (USA)

Some kids play football in school. Other kids build bone-crushing combat robots with the expressed purpose of dismembering competing bots in thrilling caged-death matches. This film is about kids in the latter group.

Bots High follows three teams of high school robotics geeks who build and battle their way to a national robotics competition in Miami. Our heroes include genius inventor Will, who constructs seemingly indestructible bots that unfortunately self-destruct (sometimes in a cloud of smoke and flames), and My Mechanical Romance, a team of Catholic school girls who stand out amid male bot participants with a combination of beauty, brains, and fashion sense.

Math and Science Education in America
The US is trailing the rest of the world in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. It's ranked 24th in Math and 28th in Science.

There's also a huge gender gap. While boys and girls are equally prepared to pursue engineering fields when graduating high school, only 16% of engineering students are female. 10% of professional engineers are women.

Bots High highlights a fantastic solution to this education problem by engaging students in science and engineering through robotics. Furthermore, most of the teams featured in the film are all-girls teams, proving that there doesn't need to be a gender gap and inspring those that watch the film.

Joey Daoud
Bots High

[image source: Coffee and Celluloid]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]

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Cafe Neu Romance 2012:

Cafe Neu Romance - Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is the Director of the documentary Bots High (2011).

Bots High
The American documentary by Joey Daoud will be shown several times with Czech subtitles at the exhibition during the Cafe Neu Romance festival (27.-29. of November 2012 from 9:30am - 1pm each day) at the Galerie NTK.

Galerie NTK
Technická 6
16080 Prague.