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Toy Robots Initiative
Head: Illah Nourbakhsh and H. Benjamin Brown
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
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Overview
The Toy Robots Initiative operates under a set of guiding subgoals:
  • Excite and inspire public interest in robotics and in science and engineering in general
  • Educate users in robotics, engineering and the natural sciences
  • Utilize commercial sources of funding for robotics R&D
  • Provide a challenging and rewarding work environment for roboticists
  • Exploit high-volume manufacturing in the commercial sector to mitigate robotics costs