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2016 National Robotics Week Celebration

April 15, 2016, 12:00 - 6:00 PM, Campus

The Robotics Institute will celebrate the seventh annual National Robotics Week on April 14 & 15 with lectures, project demonstrations, the annual Mobot (mobile robot) races and a reception for RI affiliated people.


April 15
12:00 - 4:00 pm: PUBLIC SPACE ROBOTS
Open to the public


TANK the roboceptionist
Newell-Simon Hall 3rd floor entry area
Meet Marion (Tank) LeFleur, Newell-Simon’s Roboceptionist. He’ll be glad to see you! The goal of the project is to produce a robot helpmate that is useful, exhibits social competence, and remains compelling to interact with for an extended period of time.



12:00 - 4:00 pm: ROBOTICS INSTITUTE LAB TOURS
Registration for this event is now closed. All tours are full. BUT, anyone is welcome to see the robot demos in the NSH Highbay and Gates Hillman Center Highbay. See below for details.



12:00 - 4:00 pm: PLANETARY ROBOTICS LAB (PRL) DEMONSTRATIONS
GATES AND HILLMAN CENTERS FIRST FLOOR and NEWELL-SIMON HALL HIGHBAY FIRST FLOOR.
Open to the public, school groups welcome.

Demos will include:
Snake Robots
Online modeling and flight adaptation by micro air vehicles to high-speed wind (via fans)
Coordinated flight with a team of micro air vehicles
ADA (Assistive Dextrous Arm)
3D Printing with Added-In COTS Components
Girls of Steel
Autonomous flight of a coaxial flying robot
Wheel Test Bed


12:00 noon - 2:00 pm: 22ND ANNUAL MOBOT RACES
Location: Walkway outside of Wean Hall
Open to the public

3:00 - 4:00 pm: THE 15th GATE: MOBOT AWARD CEREMONY and WRAP-UP
Location: Rashid Auditorium – Gates & Hillman 4401 – 3:00 pm

4:00 - 6:00 pm: 
ROBOT RECEPTION
Location: Gates and Hillman Centers, First floor, Planetary Robotics Lab (PRL)
Pre-registration is required.

If you have any specific questions about the National Robotics Week open
house please email Debbie Tobin at dmz@cs.cmu.edu.


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