About the Author
Dr Damien Kee holds a PhD in Robotics and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Queensland, Australia. During his time at the University of Queensland, Damien was the team leader of the Humanoid Robot project that travelled to Japan to compete in the RoboCup Competition(2002), as well as the co-team leader of the Mechanical Engineering Student Robotic team that also travelled twice to Japan to compete in RoboCon (1999, 2000). He has built a wide variety of robots, from maze solving mice to humanoids, to robots that could dispense traffic cones. Damien has been heavily involved with the RoboCup Junior competition since 2001, at a local, state, national and internation level. In 2009 he was elected Chairman of RoboCup Junior Australia, and Technical Chair of the RoboCup Junior International Rescue Committee. Since 2003, Damien has been conducting robotics workshops for teachers, educators, students all over Australia and Internationally. He is the author of several teacher resource books and is editor-in-chief of theNXTclassroom.com, a website providing resources and support for teachers around the world. Damien is a member of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Program, a group of approximately 80 people around the world who consult with LEGO to make the MINDSTORMS system a better product. He is also a contributor on the highly popular theNXTstep Blog (http://thenxtstep.blogspot.com), a website for LEGO MINDSTORMS users.