National Robotics Week Program

April 5, 2013 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC

Join us for a robotics celebration in conjunction with National Robotics Week. In a full day of activities and presentations, the program will present two themes: robotics and young people, and the current state of robotics in space.

The National Air and Space Museum is proud to partner with several organizations to present this program. These include NASA, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects), and Infamous Robotics, LLC, a private corporation that utilizes curricula it has developed to successfully educate children about Robotics Engineering™ and the related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields using a hands-on approach.

Program Schedule:

Student Robotics
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Students from five college robotics teams will describe each of their team’s project objectives through commentary and supporting media of their creations.

Robotics Technology Demonstration (Location: Gallery 211)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The college robotics teams will demonstrate their projects to the public, and Museum Education staff and Infamous Robotics will perform robotics demonstrations for a younger audience. In addition, DARPA roboticists will be presenting demonstrations of the DARPA ARM robot in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery.

Sharing Space: the Human-Robot Partnership
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Experts from the field will present an overview of the current and future uses of robots in space. Topics will include how humans use robots on the Space Station, Mars exploration with the Curiosity Rover, and possibilities for better robots in the future. A question and answer session from the audience will follow.