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Science Center's Robots features robotics activities


Last updated 9/14/2015 at 6:27pm

Carnegie Science Center will host a celebration of robotics in connection with its new Omnimax film, ROBOTS. The Robots Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 am – 5 pm, will feature robotics activities and experts on the subject.

Visitors can meet Carnegie Mellon University’s robot HERB (Home Exploring Robot Butler), bring their own questions for local robotics experts, and try robotics activities for all experience levels. Activities will explore how to draw pictures with a robot, learn basic programming, and create binary bookmarks.

The live theater show “Rockin Robots” introduces audiences to Quasi the Robot, a childlike animatronic robot who dreams of adventure and needs help deploying a heroic band of ‘bots to help humanity.

Plus, guests can explore Carnegie Science Center’s roboworld, which is the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibition. The exhibit offers the opportunity to snap a selfie with C-3PO and to challenge a robot to a game of air hockey.

Activities are included with general admission.

For a few dollars more, visitors can see the Science Center’s newest Omnimax movie, ROBOTS. ROBOTS is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less “humanoid” and more just plain human. Robot “actor” RoboThespian will introduce CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, HERB the Butler, ICUB, and others on an amazing tour of what’s going on in robotics labs around the world.

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