• Search

The Rhode Island Robot Block Party

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.

image1

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.

image3

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.

image2

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 www.risf.net, and check out the The Rhode Island Robot Block Party facebook page.

Photo credit Peter Goldberg and Brown University.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Written by Anisa Raoof