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Brown University “Block Party” Wraps Up National Robotics Week Peter Goldberg and Brown University

Brown University “Block Party” Wraps Up National Robotics Week

A Robot Block Party will take place at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center on April 11, as a grand finale to National Robotics Week. Attendees will experience an educational celebration from 12-4 PM, with more than 50 hands-on exhibits. Demonstrations and displays from companies, schools, universities, and non-profit organizations from around the area, including Brown and the New England Institute of Technology, will populate the festivities.

The party is run by igus, the motion plastics expert and founder of the yes (Young Engineers Support) Program. In addition to demonstrations of its products for robotic systems, igus will have a number of robot giveaways for students.

The event, free and open to the public, is hosted by the Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University. To register for the event, or to learn more about the activities and event sponsors, visit www.risf.net/robot-block-party.

Rhode Island Students of the Future is a non-profit organization focused on engaging young people in STEM and manufacturing through robotics. It provides infrastructure for hands-on, inquiry-based STEM outreach programs, including the FIRST LEGO League, professional development workshops for teachers, and the Robot Block Party. Learn more at www.risf.net.

The Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative is a group of Brown University faculty, students, and affiliates dedicated to using robotics to tackle today’s global problems. Discover more about the organization at www.hcri.brown.edu

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