igus will be wrapping up National Robotics Week with an educational celebration at the 2nd annual Robot Block Party, April 11th at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center, from 12-4 PM.
At the party, igus will have a number of exciting robot giveaways for students, as well as demonstrations of its products for robotic systems.
The free event is open to the public, and is hosted by the Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University. The day includes more than 50 hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and displays from companies, schools, universities and non-profit organizations from around the area, including Brown University and NEIT.
Rhode Island Students of the Future is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that engages young people in science, technology, engineering, math and manufacturing through youth robotics. We provide infrastructure for hands-on, inquiry based STEM outreach programs including FIRST LEGO League, professional development workshops for teachers, and the Robot Block Party.
The Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative is a group of Brown University faculty, students, and affiliates dedicated to robotics as a means to tackle the problems the world faces today. Beyond pursuing the goal of technological advancement, HCRI wants to ensure that these advancements are applicable and beneficial economically and socially. HCRI is working across many disciplines to document the societal needs and applications of human-robot interaction research as well as the ethical, legal, and economic questions that will arise with its development. HCRI's research ultimately aims to help create and understand robots that coexist harmoniously with humans.