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Notre Dame to Host Third Annual National Robotics Week Event

Nina Welding • DATE: April 15, 2014

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On April 27 (Sunday), the University of Notre Dame will celebrate National Robotics Week in a free, community-wide event at the Morris Inn Ballroom.

More than 80 Notre Dame faculty members and students as well as community robotics groups will be on hand to talk about their research and demonstrate their work with robots and sensors. Participants will be able to interact with all the exhibits, which include mobile robots that autonomously interact with people, robots that play football and unmanned aerial vehicles.

National Robotics Week celebrates robotics technology development while educating the public about the many ways in which robotics technology impacts society. Its goal is to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields. Attendees will have the chance to learn about the variety of ways robots are making a difference in the world, from assistive technology and stroke rehabilitation to the arts.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public. Parking will be available in the Bookstore and B1 lots. For more information, visit engineering.nd.edu/NDNRW.

Contact: Laurel Riek, director of the Robotics, Health, and Communication Lab, 574-631-8380, lriek@nd.edu

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