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Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 25

on August 7, 2017 - 1:16pm

Students at a robotics event. Courtesy/BSM


  • Stop by for fun with robotics teams of all kinds and their programmable friends

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their remote-manipulation abilities at a Robotics Night open to all at the Bradbury Science Museum. The event is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 and some of the teams will even provide an opportunity for visitors to manipulate the robots themselves.

Brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust, visitors also will  have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as the Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department, and University of New Mexico Los Alamos.

Roger Weins, a principal investigator with the Mars Rover, also will be on hand to show a short movie on that planet-exploring bot. Have a question about Weins’s work? You could get an opportunity to ask it.

In addition to having an occasion to interact with some of the robots, those interested in starting up robotics teams at their schools will have a chance to learn more about what it takes to make that happen. It’s not too early to start even at the elementary-school level.

Participating student teams will be eligible for fun prizes and small cash awards to support their involvement in this activity.

A special “Thanks,” goes out to Susannah Rousculp, and her sixth and seventh grade LEGO robotics team called the “Quadrumaniacs,” for helping pull this event together!