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April 19: Carnegie Mellon To Unveil Internet-Controlled Robots Anyone Can Build With the Right Recipe

Contact:

Anne Watzman
412-268-3830
aw16@andrew.cmu.edu

Byron Spice
412-268-9068
bspice@cs.cmu.edu


Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Unveil Internet-Controlled
Robots Anyone Can Build With the Right Recipe

EVENT: Carnegie Mellon University researchers will unveil a series of sophisticated robots that almost anyone can build using off-the-shelf parts, plus a unique controller and a set of "recipes" cooked up in the Robotics Institute. The new "bots," which connect wirelessly to the Internet, can be operated from anywhere in the world. The recipes enable the creation of robots in many forms, from a three-wheeled model with an attached camera to a mechanical potted flower loaded with infrared sensors. The system can be readily customized as well. The goal is to make highly capable robots accessible and affordable for college and pre-college students, as well as anyone interested in robots.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 25

WHERE: Center for Innovative Robotics, fourth floor of the Collaborative Innovation Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus. The Collaborative Innovation Center is at the end of the Forbes Avenue Bridge beside Hamburg Hall. Parking is available in the Collaborative Innovation Center's underground garage, which can be reached by traveling down Neville Street from Fifth Avenue. Take the elevator to the lobby. Exit the elevator and bear to the right. Another bank of elevators in a nearby alcove will take you to the fourth floor of the building. Contact Anne Watzman or Byron Spice for additional parking information.

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