8 Foot Robot Cat

8-Foot-Robot-Cat and Martin Thompson at Swansea Science Festival 2018 in National Waterfront Museum

8-Foot-Robot-Cat and Martin Thompson at Swansea Science Festival 2018 in National Waterfront Museum

8-Foot-Robot-Cat –  Robot Educational Workshop for Schools

If you are looking for something different that will get attention, you have certainly landed on the right page! We want to introduce our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat, KA-Tash-Trophe, or KATT. She is 8 foot high, weighs about 220 Kg and is unforgettable. 

Please note that she is a radio-controlled robot and NOT someone in a costume. The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat aims to entertain, educate and inspire.  Martin Thompson is a peripatetic STEM Ambassador in South Wales.

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with  Corey Perrett at the National Waterfront Museum

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Corey Perrett at the National Waterfront Museum

 The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat  attended Robot Days in schools throughout Cardiff and Neath. Robot Workshops have been held at Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and 3, by introducing the concept of robots at  primary and secondary level, which has proved to delight children and young people of all abilities. 

Llinos who is a member of our science, who shows children how to code with the We Do 2.0 LEGO® Education Kit. Llinos has just written a blog for her university assignment.

Llinos Chan

Llinos Chan

 

Robot Workshop in Schools - Lego Coding Kits

Robot Workshop in Schools – Lego Coding Kits

Robot Workshop in Schools - Robot parts

Robot Workshop in Schools – Robot parts

Robot Workshop in Schools  -Electric circuits

Robot Workshop in Schools -Electric circuits

Robot Workshop in Schools  - Power Point Presentation

Robot Workshop in Schools – PowerPoint Presentation

Robot Workshop in Schools - Magnets

Robot Workshop in Schools – Magnets

Robot Workshop in Schools - Work sheets

Robot Workshop in Schools – Worksheets

Robot Workshop in Schools - Colouring sheets

Robot Workshop in Schools – Colouring sheets

We deliver a whole day of workshop activities within the classroom environment and also cater for events that are held for larger audiences.

We can provide up to three workshop sessions within schools that include, activity-based learning for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 2 and 3. The aims and outcomes are for children and young people to learn about science, through interaction with the workings of the robots, through play, activities and investigative learning. 

Paul and the 8 Foot Robot Cat at Margam Castle

Paul and the 8 Foot Robot Cat at Margam Castle



Our team is dedicated to providing a service that is inclusive for all learners, and we have a unique awareness of the new approaches for ALN provision. 

The children and young people will learn about:

  • The History of our Robots.
  • How they were brought into being.
  • All technology that surrounds society today.
  • A debating session which will include possibilities for the future of robots and mankind.
  • For the entertainment part, there will be a demonstration of the robots complete with features that will keep the ‘inner child’ involved.

Robot Workshop in a Neath Schools - Testing electrical circuits

Robot Workshop in a Neath Schools – Testing electrical circuits

Robot Workshop - Fixing the 1st Robot Dog

Robot Workshop – Fixing the 1st Robot Dog

The original Mascot the Robot Dog rebuilt

The original Mascot the Robot Dog rebuilt

Lego Education Kits with a laptop doing coding

Lego Education Kits with a laptop doing coding

Each lesson can include:

  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • A set of Videos showing our robots in action
  • Hands-on activates with parts of the robots
  • Activity Booklet: colouring sheets, word searches, design grid, storyboards and more
  • Isaac’s Asimov’s  Three Laws of Robotics


A lively, entertaining show can also be provided, including lighting and sound effects. The KATT cadets are the volunteers from the audience who take part in this interactive show or play.

 The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat has an audio track which can enhance the experience and provides an element of fun. The audience is introduced to the nine lives or personalities of the KATT. They include a mad hungry cat, a diva,  who loves mobile phones, and a dear older lady,  who loves a nice cup of tea.

Lego robot made by pupil

Lego robot made by a pupil

8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Neath pupils

8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Neath pupils

Call us to find out how we can bring science to life for your pupils.

Promotions and Appearances

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat and the Robot Dogs have appeared promotions in Stores, including PC World, Swansea, as well as outdoor appearances at Carnivals in Carmarthen and Amman Valley. She has even been at an environmental event on the Swansea coast.   Who knows?

Perhaps one day she might be invited to make an appearance on television like her older brother, Mascot the Robot Dog.  Some of you might remember watching him on “Multi-coloured Swap Shop”.

Robot Day in Cardiff with Diamond Dust

Robot Day in Cardiff with Diamond Dust

Resources Bank for teachers and schools: www.see-science.co.uk/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/8FootRobotCat/

Visit Our YouTube Channel DJ Diamond Dust.

Martin with Mat Irvine

Martin with Mat Irvine


We were very privileged to be invited to meet Mat Irvine, the creator of K9 (“Dr Who”) in Milton Keynes, summer of ’16, at Smallspace. The show is an annual model show for all things space, science fiction and fantasy.

Worksheets for the Robot Experience record the work the pupils have done

Worksheets for the Robot Experience record the work the pupils have done

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat has made several regular annual visits to Margam Castle, where she joins in the Heroes and Legends Weekend School during Summer Holidays.

    8-Foot-Robot-Cat in a Neath Primary School

    8-Foot-Robot-Cat in a Neath Primary School

    The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat aims to entertain, educate and inspire.