National Robotics Week at Auburn University

Published: Apr 6, 2010 2:30:00 PM
Media Contact: Daniela Marghitu, marghda@auburn.edu, (334) 844-6386

Auburn University invites K-12 students to celebrate the first annual National Robotics Week on Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Shelby Center atrium. This free event, sponsored by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, will allow students to learn about building Lego NXT and iRobot Create robots, as well as creating games, virtual worlds and avatars using educational software applications such as Carnegie's Mellon Alice and Microsoft's' Kodu.

National Robotics Week recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. The event is organized by an advisory council founded by iRobot and the Technology Collaborative and joined by over 30 companies, universities and nonprofits across the country. For more information about National Robotics Week, visit www.nationalroboticsweek.org. Follow us on Twitter (@roboweek, #roboweek) or become a fan on Facebook (facebook.com/roboweek).