For the USC and Exposition Park neighborhoods in Los Angeles
USC Viterbi Robotics Annual Open House, on April 15th for K-12 kids to meet the latest robots.
WHAT: Robot dogs, exercise coaches, playmates, underwater scouts, humanoids that make eye contact and dozens of other automatons of all shapes and sizes will be on display as researchers explain what they do to visitors, including tech company representatives, academics, entrepreneurs, educators, caregivers and other medical personnel, and K-12 students from area schools
WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST
WHERE: USC University Park CAmpus
Ronald Tutor Hall, 4th Floor
Hedco Neuroscience Bldg #10 3650 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089
PARK: Structure A, Vermont Avenue and 36th Place, Los Angeles. Show press credentials to attendant at gate
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems was established in fall 2002. CRES projects span the areas of service, humanoid, distributed, reconfigurable, space, and nano robotics and impact a broad spectrum of applications, including assistance, training and rehabilitation, education, environmental monitoring and cleanup, emergency response, homeland security, and entertainment. This open house celebrates USC Viterbi as a leader in robotics technology development, and helps educated the public with how robotics technology impacts society.
The week of April 9 is the second annual National Robotics Week. Robotics research universities across the country hold special events, and various Robotics caucuses hold presentations in Washington DC.