Thursday, July 10, 2008

Robots invade Pittsburgh

To help celebrate Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary Carnegie Mellon University has teamed up with several community groups to spread robots all over town in a project titled “Robot 250.” The project began several months ago by giving kids craft supplies and state of the art technology and then asking them to create something that reflected what they liked or did not like about the city. Those robots will be on display at the Carnegie Science Center, the Mattress Factory and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum July 11- 27. Local artists also created 11 so-called “big bots” that are spread throughout town. The group that envisioned robot 250 has been given a grant by the National Science Foundation to devise a similar program to bring robot technology to urban children in other cities. All of the Robot 250 sites can be found at

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