Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Robot Exhibition Coming to Carnegie Science Center

Roboworld, the world’s largest and most comprehensive permanent robotics exhibition, is coming to the Carnegie Science Center this spring.

The $3.4 million exhibition will permanently occupy a 6,000 square-foot exhibit area on the second floor of Carnegie Science Center currently used for touring exhibitions and will feature more than 30 hands-on, interactive exhibit stations in three thematic areas focusing on robotic sensing, thinking and acting.

Roboworld will be both educational and entertaining,” said Joanna Haas, director of Carnegie Science Center. “It will showcase the latest in robotics technology -- much of which has been developed in this region -- and help visitors understand the tremendous impact robotics has on everyday life for each and every one of us."

"For decades, Pittsburgh has been leading the charge in the development of robotics technology,” said Donald Jones, roboworld advisory committee chair and Chairman, Draper Triangle Ventures. “Public and private entities in the region have played significant roles in the rapidly growing field of robotics, and this technology is recognized as one of the most important engines for economic growth and vitality in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Science Center’s new roboworld exhibit will introduce the public to robotics in an innovative, hands-on way unlike anything currently available."

In addition to the three major thematic areas, roboworld will feature two specialized areas allowing visitors to interact with robotics technology as it is being developed and to visit with some of the world’s most famous robots. Within the roboworld exhibition gallery will be a dedicated Robot Workshop providing companies and roboticists the opportunity to test their latest innovations and for Science Center visitors the opportunity to experience the latest in robotics technology and interact with scientists working in the field. This space will also serve as an area for visitors to create and test their own robots.

Click here to learn more about roboworld

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