Mars-world in KMiChris Valentine, Tuesday 18 November 1997 | Annotate
Having watched their control-buggy spend several years going up and down a short wooden maze, the children of Heronsgate School decided to build a more interesting environment. Their small-scale Mars landscape, (complete with cave and evidence of rock paintings!) has now been moved to the KMi, and the Heronsgate children can control their buggy through a web interface. The 'live' video pictures from the buggy arrive back at the school slightly faster than NASA's pictures did, but it is still quite a challenging task to control and program the buggy remotely. We hope to extend our research with BT to allow the children at Heronsgate to share their experiences by collaborating on-line with children in other schools.