The Rhode Island Robot Block Party

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016 |

The round-up of Rhody robots returns! In celebration of National Robotics Week (April 2-10), the 3rd annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party showcases hands-on activities and cool demonstrations to engage the whole family in learning more about how robotics are used in research, education, work and play.


The Rhode Island Robot Block Party is presented by Rhode Island Students of the Future, a non-profit organization that engages young people in STEAM learning through robotics, and the Humanity Centered Robots Initiative at Brown University. Rhode Island-based businesses, organizations, universities and schools will share how they use robots in innovative ways through interactive exhibits.


Exhibitors include Hasbro’s Animatronics Lab, demonstrating how robotic elements are used in toys, and 3D Printing Providence with Ocean State Maker Mill, showcasing 3D printers in action. RHD-RI presents an art show with a robotics theme. Be a spectator at the Brown IEEE Robotics Competition where top universities face off with their micromouse robots to complete a maze. Meet local students representing First LEGO League Rhode Island and a dozen local middle and elementary schools to discover what they can do with robots.


The Details:
Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 11am – 4pm
At Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center, 235 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Admission is FREE, but advanced registration is encouraged. Register for tickets HERE.

For more information and a complete list of exhibitors, visit, and check out the The Rhode Island Robot Block Party facebook page.

Photo credit Peter Goldberg and Brown University.

Category: activities: outdoor, community news, free / cheap, local ri area

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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