Saturday, October 25, 2014

Free event showcases locally made robots at Notre Dame

Notre Dame will be celebrating National Robotics Week on Sunday, April 27. At the event, you'll have the chance to see robots that interact with people, play football and event fly.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:42 p.m.

Anyone who's watched Star Wars, Wall-E or Short Circuit has probably had a fleeting dream of what it would be like to own a robot.

Unfortunately it won't be an option for years, but on Sunday, April 27, a Notre Dame event will offer the chance to interact with sophisticated robots made by locals. 

In honor of National Robotics Week, Notre Dame will bring faculty, students and community robotics groups together to show their creations off to the public for free, a news release from the university said. Attendees will have the chance to see robots that interact with people, play football and even fly. 

The event's goal is to celebrate robotics, share its virtues with the public and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Those who stop by will also get to hear how robots are making differences in fields like medicine and art. 

Notre Dame's National Robotics Week celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morris Inn Ballroom on the university's campus.

For more information, visit Notre Dame's website and its engineering site.

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Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 4:07 a.m.
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