Robotics Lab Open House

You can see robots in action this week in Pensacola. The Robotics Lab is inviting you and your family to a special open house. The goal is to get young people excited about science and technology.

Brandon and Jesper stopped by our studio to tell us how you can tour the lab and see the robots for yourself.

The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) is celebrating the 5th annual National Robotics Week by opening the Robotics Lab to the public for tours and demonstrations on Thursday, April 10th.

National Robotics week started at the beginning of this week. It’s an initiative to explain to the community what robots are about, how they affect our community, and how we use robots to better humanity. Brandon says they’re a little bit different than what you see in the media.

The goal is to educate and inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This free, family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual researchers and educators. Robots on display will include Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot used in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the FastRunner and HexRunner prototypes, and micro air vehicles. The FastRunner can go up to 50 miles per hour. NASA’s X1 Exoskeleton will also be on display. It’s used to help disabled veterans and paraplegic people walk again.

Kids will even get to control some of the robots with a remote control.

The open house will be Thursday from 4pm – 7pm at the IHMC Robotics Lab on East Wright Street in Downtown Pensacola.

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