Robot Block Party

(4.11) Celebrate National Robotics Week this Saturday at the Robot Block Party co-sponsored by Rhode Students of the Future and Brown’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative. The event will feature more than 50 exhibits from universities, manufacturers, schools, youth groups, and other organizations. Providence Business News reports,

Brown Robotics Lab researchers will demonstrate technologies that they have developed to allow people to control robots, drones and other robotic devices over the Web. Planetary scientists from Brown also will discuss robotic exploration of other planets, such as NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars.

Exhibitors from New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University also will attend.

University of Rhode Island researchers will display a “flapping fin robot” they helped create, along with an autonomous kayak used to do research in Narragansett Bay.

Free and open to the public, noon to 4pm, Saturday, April 11, Brown’s Pizzitola Center, 235 Hope Street, (directions)

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