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Players get a taste of technology on offer at Tottenham UTC

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 14 March 2014  - 17:45

Zeki Fryers and Harry Kane recently visited Middlesex University and got to grips with the sort of technology Tottenham UTC students will be able to get their hands on from next year.

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The England U21 internationals helped Middlesex students build football-playing robots and put them to the test in a remotely controlled match!

Find out what happens by viewing this exclusive video content currently available on Spurs TV and the Club’s Official YouTube channel...

The mobile robots were designed by Middlesex staff and built by students to support their learning. Named as Myrtle Robots, the technologies involved are based on the Raspberry Pi and Arduino microprocessors.

The robots are equipped with wireless networking, as well as a webcam enabling capturing of the footage seen at robot’s level. Wifi capability allows the robots to be controlled by a remote joystick as well as tweeter feeds running off a web server.

Design Engineering students used their first semester to learn to manufacture and build these robots, which are then used by computer science students.

This collaborative learning approach will also be instilled into the teaching practice for the Tottenham UTC, which specialises in Technology and Science for Sport, Health and Engineering.

Tottenham UTC will be open in September as part of the Club’s stadium regeneration scheme, and is currently recruiting Year 10 and 12 students for the coming Academic year.

To register your interest, please visit www.tottenhamutc.co.uk