Robots and Thought
The 25th Anniversary Celebration
Of The Robotics Institute, at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its world-famous Robotics Institute with an exciting, thought-provoking, robotics extravaganza that will take place October 11 - 14, 2004. The four-day, public, interactive event will provide a forum for the research, educational and business communities to explore and discuss the impact and future of robotics.
The event begins Monday evening with the second annual Robot Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concludes Thursday night with a concert by Laurie Anderson, NASA's first ever artist in residence who incorporates robotics and leading edge technology into her art and concerts. The celebration will feature a symposium of world-renowned robotics experts discussing the “grand challenges” in the field and a rare opportunity to hear the Institute founders — Raj Reddy, Tom Murrin and Angel Jordan discuss the evolution of the Institute and robotics over the last 25 years.
Monday, Oct. 11 (6:00 PM) — The second annual Robot Hall of FameTM induction ceremony to honor ASIMO, ASTRO BOY, C-3PO, Robby, the Robot, and Shakey. The Robot Hall of Fame was established by Carnegie Mellon in 2003 to honor noteworthy robots, both real and fictional, along with their creators.
Tuesday, Oct. 12 — The public is invited to explore robotics through a series of seminars, demonstrations and art exhibits enabling interaction with ground-breaking software and technology. Learn how the power of robotics is being harnessed as an educational tool at the educational technology demonstrations and student robot competition. Industry representatives are invited to attend a special Robotics Institute to Business session where robotics faculty will provide briefings on their research.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 — Robotics experts from around the world will gather at a symposium to explore the future of robotics and discuss the challenges of creating a positive, fruitful coexistence between robots and humans. Institute founders will participate in a retrospective panel. A private viewing of the 54th Carnegie International (the premier North American showcase for the best new art and new artists from around the globe) will precede dinner.
Thursday, Oct. 14 — See displays of cutting-edge technology and demonstrations that detail the impact and future of robotics. The public is invited to attend a special concert featuring Laurie Anderson (NASA's first artist in residence) who fuses technology and art in her performances. Pittsburgh will be a premier site for Ms. Anderson's latest work. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (412) 471 6930.
Please join us as we honor our history, explore the present, and envision the future of robotics!