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Photo Gallery: Students put to the test in Marshall

Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Anne Chang, 7, tries to keep her balance while blindfolded as she is guided by Evelyn Safar, 9, along a path during the 'Robots vs. Humans' program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The exercise was to show children how specific instructions must be to program a robot.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Anne Chang, 7, tries to keep her balance while blindfolded as she is guided by Evelyn Safar, 9, along a path during the 'Robots vs. Humans' program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The exercise was to show children how specific instructions must be to program a robot.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Michaela Williams of the Carnegie Science Center guides Sam Morell, 7, through an exercise demonstrating momentum during the 'Robots vs. Humans' program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots, was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Michaela Williams of the Carnegie Science Center guides Sam Morell, 7, through an exercise demonstrating momentum during the 'Robots vs. Humans' program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots, was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Ben Lindgren (left), 9, and Ethan Devenney, 7, team up to control a robotic arm during the 'Robots vs. Humans' program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots, was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ben Lindgren (left), 9, and Ethan Devenney, 7, team up to control a robotic arm during the 'Robots vs. Humans' program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots, was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Sam Morell,7, practices controlling a robotic arm during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Sam Morell,7, practices controlling a robotic arm during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Michaela Williams, with the Carnegie Science Center, guides Anne Chang, 7, through an exercise demonstrating momentum using a spinning wheel, during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Michaela Williams, with the Carnegie Science Center, guides Anne Chang, 7, through an exercise demonstrating momentum using a spinning wheel, during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Michaela Williams, with the Carnegie Science Center, guides Leo Kutlenios, 7, through an exercise involving a robotic bee during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Michaela Williams, with the Carnegie Science Center, guides Leo Kutlenios, 7,  through an exercise involving a robotic bee during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Evelyn Safar,9, finds a pencil difficult to use when her thumb is taped to her fingers, during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The taped thumb exercise was designed to show children how difficult it is for robots to grab and hold anything without an opposable thumb. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Evelyn Safar,9, finds a pencil difficult to use when her thumb is taped to her fingers, during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The taped thumb exercise was designed to show children how difficult it is for robots to grab and hold anything without an opposable thumb. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Evelyn Safar,9, little brother Josef, 7, and Darien Sansosti,10 (from right,) work together on an exercise with sound and robots, during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Evelyn Safar,9, little brother Josef, 7, and Darien Sansosti,10 (from right,) work together on an exercise with sound and robots, during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Silas Cochran, 11, turns while holding a spinning wheel, as he performs an exercise demonstrating momentum during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center. Watching are Anne Chang, 7, Evelyn Safar,9, and Liam Connelly, 11 (from left.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review</em></div>Silas Cochran, 11, turns while holding a spinning wheel, as he performs an exercise demonstrating momentum during the Robots vs. Human program at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, Thursday, December 27th, 2012. The program, designed to introduce children to the design and function of robots was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center. Watching are Anne Chang, 7, Evelyn Safar,9, and Liam Connelly, 11 (from left.

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The Carnegie Science Center hosted the “Robots vs. Humans” program in the Marshall Township Municipal Building on Dec. 27. The program allowed children to solve riddles in binary code, program a robotic car and hang out with hexbugs, Roombas and the center's Horseshoe Crab robot.

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