Chad Jenkins demos the drone.
Nordson EFD Fluid Dispensing Robot
FIRST LEGO League demo
The ibeam robot in action
telepresence robot from RWU
Chain Reaction Machines
Robot Parade Float
Hugging our robot overlord.





The Rhode Island Robot Block Party Celebrates Our Robotics & Technology Innovators

The April 11, 2015 event is free and open to the public from Noon - 4 PM.

Have a robotics exhibit or demo to share? Register now!

Rhode Island’s Robot Block Party is on Facebook and on twitter @RobotBlockParty.

Rhode Island Students of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University are joining forces to celebrate National Robotics Week with a community outreach event. The Robot Block Party features robot demonstrations and exhibits from industry, universities, community organizations and public, private, parochial and home school groups.

The family-friendly event is April 11, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm at the Pizzitola Center, Brown University, 235 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The event is free and open to the public.

Rhode Island’s 2014 Robot Block Party was sponsored by National Grid, Yushin America, IEEE-Providence Section, igus, SSERVI-SEEED, Textron, SAIC, Amica, Tech Collective and the Slater Technology Fund.

2014 demonstrations included:

Nordson EFD, igus, inc. and Yushin America displayed robots and products used in manufacturing.

The Rhode Island Computer Museum, FabNewport, Fluxama and Modern Device displayed hands-on exhibits in electronics and robotics. The Providence Children’s Museum provides Rigamajig, a mechanical design & engineering play space.

There will be demonstrations of Dean Kamen’s US FIRST: FIRST® Robotics, FIRST® Tech Challenge, FIRST® LEGO® League and Jr. FIRST® LEGO League.

Students from the following communities will also display their robot projects, robot parade floats and chain reaction machines:

Providence County: Martin Luther King School, Riverside Middle School, Martin Middle School, Wheeler School, Gordon School, Providence Career and Tech Academy, and FRC Team 3870.

Kent County: Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, Our Lady of Mercy

Newport County: All Saints Academy, Aquidneck Island Robotics 4-H, Newport Community School, St. Philomena School

Washington County: Compass School

Rhode Island’s Robot Block Party is on Facebook and on twitter @RobotBlockParty.

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.

The Robot Block Party included displays and demonstrations of :

University and College Exhibits

Robots & Technology in Industrial, Manufacturing and Healthcare

The Chain Reaction Machine Challenge

The Robot Parade

Junior FIRST LEGO League "Disaster Blaster" Expo

See video of our 2013 Robotics Park Event!

Media Coverage of the 2013 Robotics Park

See video of our 2013 Robotics Park Event!