At this very moment, a small beige robot outfitted with unseen blades is quietly cutting a path across the practice baseball field behind Lake Zurich High School. Unless it's in center field charging its battery. The robot, a prototype, is at the center of a new partnership struck over the summer between Echo Inc. and Lake Zurich District 95. related advertisement Under the deal, the high school's fields will be the test site for Echo's autonomous mowers. Echo, meanwhile, committed to making $20,000 annual donations to the district's education foundation for school robotics teams.While entrusting a robot to tidy up isn't new -- robotic vacuums have been around for years and there are some consumer-level robotic lawn mowers on the market today -- commercial mowers designed for bigger jobs, like the one in Lake Zurich, are far rarer."As far as we know when we release it in January, it will be the only product of its type in America," said Mark Kropiwiec, service … [Read more...] about Mow Lake Zurich High’s baseball field? Robot’s got it. And students are studying it.
PUBLISHED: 11:36 23 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 23 September 2018 Sophie Smith UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant The University of East Anglia’s has come 15th in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. UEA, based outside Norwich, came down two places from last year when it came 13th.The Sunday Times league table of UK universities has been compiled using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa), the National Student Survey, the national funding councils and the 132 universities themselves.UEA performed particularly well in percentage of ‘good honours’ (firsts or 2.1s) received, with 87.8pc, higher than the next five universities above on the table and ninth overall in the country.However, the university received lower percentages for six other categories than last year, including teaching quality, student experience, … [Read more...] about UEA ranking in Sunday Times Good University Guide revealed
PUBLISHED: 12:09 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 21 September 2018 Bethany Wales Parents are concerned after one of the bus services to Thetford Academy was cancelled Photo: Google Google A mother was attacked by a mugger who punched her in the face whilst she was on the way to collect her son from school. It happened after a school bus service was cancelled, leaving youngsters with a choice between public transport or a 40-minute walk to Thetford Academy.The service, operated by Brandon-based Lewis Coaches was cancelled by the company at the start of the academic year. It took students from the Fulmerston Road, St John’s Way and Canterbury Way areas of the town.One mother, who has asked not to be named, was attacked in an underpass while on her way to pick up her 11-year-old son from the academy. An unidentified attacker tried to snatch her bag and when she resisted hit her in the face, leaving redness and broken skin.She said: “I … [Read more...] about Mother attacked after school bus service cancelled
PUBLISHED: 11:51 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:19 20 September 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes James Pulford and his son Kai. Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE FAMILY Archant The father of an 11-year-boy has described his anger at a Norfolk bus company after his son was left at the roadside on the way home from school. Charles Sanders of Sanders Coaches. Photo: Karen BethellBut the owner of Sanders Coaches has defended the bus driver, saying Aylsham High School pupil Kai Pulford and two others were asked to get off the bus because they were “messing around” and causing a risk to safety.Kai’s dad James Pulford, 39, said his son was asked to get off the bus a mile from his school on Tuesday, September 18.Mr Pulford said: “For whatever reason the school bus didn’t arrive on time so Kai got on the public bus with other pupils.“They got as far as Tesco in Aylsham, about a mile from the high school, and the driver stopped the bus and asked … [Read more...] about Boy left at roadside after being kicked off public bus
PUBLISHED: 13:09 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:09 18 September 2018 Sabrina Johnson From left to right: Holly Mitchell, Martha Spooner, Ms. McGuinness (College Director) Harry Flaherty and Harry Stranger. Archant Reepham College has started the academic year by welcoming back a former teacher in a new role as college director. Helen McGuinness, left the school as head of social sciences in 2015, but this September returned as the college’s new director.Ms McGuinness said: “I am thrilled to be taking over the reins of this highly successful sixth form and returning to Reepham as the new college director. Having worked in several post-16 settings during my career I am delighted to be leading the college, which I believe already provides the best academic, pastoral and cultural experience for young people in Norfolk.”Adding that the new term has got off to an exciting … [Read more...] about Reepham College welcomes a new director