Year 8 students make Emotional Response masks in computing

This week, our Year 8 students programmed Micro:Bit computers to display human emotions in response to sensor input (movement and sound). 

The idea was to emulate “companion robots” in Japan and USA, which are designed to keep elderly people company.  The students attached the Micro:Bit controllers and their LED displays to ‘robot masks’ they designed themselves. The masks then change the emotions displayed (love, anger, surprise, boredom), depending on the sensor inputs they receive.