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Robotics society seeks to open teaching center in Herndon

A robotics program is seeking to open in Herndon (via Google Maps)

A local robotics organization is hoping to formalize its services for high school students in Herndon.

Dead Robot Society is asking Fairfax County’s permission to bring its program to 1207 Crayton Road, which is currently a nearly 3,300-square-foot single-family home.

“This robotics teaching program has been successfully operating for 23 years and would like to continue to provide this valuable educational program,” a statement of justification for the application says.

The Dead Robot Society aims to promote the study of engineering in a non-school environment, according to its website. The team consists of middle and high school students who construct autonomous robots for competitions.

The organization would use the site as a specialized instruction center to teach robotics from January to July annually. No changes to the house’s exterior are being requested, according to the application.

Approximately 15 high school students and six teachers or adult mentors are expected at the site, which will operate four hours on Saturdays in January. That will expand to include two hours each on Mondays and Wednesdays from February through July.

The society estimates that the center will generate at most 20 vehicle trips per day, the application says. A small Fairfax County park adjacent to the property will be used for parking.

Image via Google Maps

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