All photos courtesy of Peter Goldberg and Brown University
THE ROBOT BLOCK PARTY!The Rhode Island Robot Block Party Celebrates Our Robotics & Technology Innovators
When: April 11, 2015, from noon to 4 pm (Reserve tickets now!) Where: Pizzitola Center, Brown University, 235 Hope Street, Providence, RI. What: A free event by Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, featuring over 50 robot demonstrations and exhibits from industry, universities, community organizations and public, private, parochial school groups, including:
Rhode Island Students of the Future is a 501(c)(3) organization that inspires young people to explore science, technology, engineering, math and manufacturing through youth robotics. We provide infrastructure for hands-on, inquiry based STEM outreach programs including FIRST® LEGO® League.
The Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative is a group of Brown University faculty, students, and affiliates dedicated to robotics as a means to tackle the problems the world faces today. Beyond pursuing the goal of technological advancement, we want to ensure that these advancements are applicable and beneficial economically and socially. We are working across many disciplines to document the societal needs and applications of human-robot interaction research as well as the ethical, legal, and economic questions that will arise with its development. Our research ultimately aims to help create and understand robots that coexist harmoniously with humans.