Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MassTLC Robotics Cluster Participation in National Robotics Week: April 4-12th

There were SO many activities going on in the Boston area during National Robotics week.  Here are just a few highlights:

WPI hosted an evening with Warner sponsored by INCOSE New England Chapter.  Michael Gennert, WPI Professor of Computer Science and Director of Robotics Engineering, discussed how systems engineering played a role in the development of Warner during the international DARPA Robotics Challenge and what systems engineering means to an entrepreneurial robotics team.  Attendees were treated to a demo of the Atlas robot performing one of the tasks for the upcoming DARPA competition. 



New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center held an open house with many fun demonstrations:



The Vecna Cares Human 5K Race and Robot 100m Robot Sprint Challenge brought out hundreds to celebrate and cheer on both runners and robots!  There was quite a variety of robots, as well as activities – there was even a robot playpen.



And supporting the race from MassTLC (Pictured left to right - Joyce, Clare, Mackenzie, Rachael, Ruth, Leah, and Mike):



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