Josh Simpson of Jacksonville, Florida, used Team Resistance, a local competitive robotics team, for the subject of his recent Pecha Kucha presentation, according to the Florida Times-Union. Simpson is a web developer and one of the robotics team's mentors.
Pecha Kucha is a global event celebrated in 387 cities, and its name is derived from the Japanese translation of "chit-chat." For the event, presenters compile 20 slides on their subject.
Simpson chose Team Resistance because he's been involved with the robotics program since 2003.
"We're actually actively taking these kids and showing them what the real world is like. Rather than throwing them into the real world later, we bring the real world to them so they're more prepared for the future," he told the newspaper.
Students from across Jacksonville are eligible to join Team Resistance.
But Simpson isn't the only one publicly promoting robotics. The club at Hereford High School in Maryland recently held an open house event to boost interest in robotics and get more students involved with the program. It also presented its robot to the Hereford Optimist Club and at the Hereford Zone Business and Community Expo.