Talking head

The talking head program creatively combines robotics, programming, media skills and recycling across subject boundaries. In the workshop, students build a head and body for the Talking Head robot, tune it to their liking with recycled materials, and program the robot's eye and jaw movements for the role of a newsreader. Next, the robot is programmed to present a news clip produced and recorded by the students themselves. The program, which breaks the boundaries of subjects, develops students' media skills, supports technology and creativity education, and encourages interaction.

The Talking Head program is essentially connected to a preliminary task to be done at school.

Preliminary assignment for the Talking Head workshop

Who: Grades 3–9

Duration: 75 min

Group size: 24