CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. — Many people call the times we're living in, the digital age. From iPhones, to smart watches, to now even robots.
Some of Crawford County High School's engineering students are already building working robots and proving they can adapt to the digital era.
"Currently our engineering students are building two robots for this year's Vex Competition which is basically frisbee golf," engineering teacher Tom O'Brien said.
O'Brien says they follow a 12-step process that eventually leads to solving problems.
"I think that's where the real learning of this process begins, just solving day-to-day problems and building a robot that throws a frisbee," he said.
Senior Aidan Gallagher is just one of the students working on building a functioning robot in engineering class.
"Engineering gives you a sense of how to solve problems. With the STEM program you learn what else is there, not just the bare surface minimum," Gallagher said.
"What this does is this provides kids, especially from this county, 'what if'," O'Brien said. "(They'll think) 'I didn't know I could do this. I didn't know I had aptitudes to build a robot that could throw a frisbee. What else can I do with this?'"
O'Brien's overall hope for his students, to think big.
"The hope is the kids think beyond what they grew up thinking they were gonna be stuck doing and then it inspires them to look at different options when they graduate from high school," he said.
These students have other plans this year that involve a remote control aircraft. They plan to build that from scratch with unconventional materials.