National Robotics Week 2013 aims to inspire innovation

3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

The fourth annual National Robotics Week, April 6-14, 2013, will bring together engineers, scientists, students and families to share a passion for technology and learning.   Working with NASA and iRobot, the National Robotics Week Advisory Council will debut videos and other content at events around the country in a push to inspire the next generation of STEM innovators.  A NASA video featuring Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA’s "Mohawk Guy” and  flight director for Mars rover Curiosity, along with content focusing on other NASA role models will premier, at science centers, museums and robot events across the country.

Examples of National Robotics Week events:

  • Robot Zoo, Cambridge, MA (April, 13, 2013, 12 to 4 pm EST) – Representatives from iRobot, including CEO and Co-Founder Colin Angle, and the MassTLC will showcase amazing robotics technologies from over 30 New England organizations and educators. 
  • Robot Block Party, Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab, Stanford, CA (April 10, 2013, 1 to 6 pm PST) –  Organized by Silicon Valley Robotics, the Robot Block Party is a job fair, robotics exhibition and celebration expected to draw over 2,000 people and more than 30 exhibitors.
  • Michigan Celebrates National Robotics Week,  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences/ U Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (April 15, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm CST)– Michigan, fast becoming a hub for technology growth, will host area companies to show off how the region will help shape the robotics industry. 
  • MSI Robot Block Party, Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, IL (April 6-14, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm CST)- The Museum is going robot crazy again and they’re inviting you to join the fun! MSI will demonstrate several robots from both the U.S. and Japan, offer lectures from top university scholars and hold special workshops and hands-on activities.

For events in your area or to list an event, visit: http://nationalroboticsweek.org/events.php

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