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June 30: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Kicks Off Citywide Festival Celebrating the Art and Technology of Robotics

Contacts:

Anne Watzman                    
412-268-3830
aw16@andrew.cmu.edu
   
Byron Spice
412-268-9068
bspice@cs.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Kicks Off Citywide
Festival Celebrating the Art and Technology of Robotics

Event: Carnegie Mellon University will host the kickoff of Robot 250, a citywide program developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary that celebrates the art and technology of robotics. Meet the visionaries behind the program that has taught more than 500 Pittsburghers in neighborhoods across the city how to build robots using technology developed at Carnegie Mellon. Meet other members of the Robot 250 community, including students, their teachers, professional artists and the program's sponsors. See examples of robots built by Robot 250 participants and learn about the devices they used to build them. Get a sneak preview of the BigBots, 11 giant robotic installations that will be on display at cultural institutions around the city from July 11-28. Following the press briefing, media are invited to join the BigBot artists for a trolley tour of their installations. A brown bag lunch will be served.

When: 10 am, Thursday, July 10

Where:
Helen Wayne Rauh Theater and theater lobby, Purnell Center for the Arts, Forbes Avenue, on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Parking will be available in the university's East Campus Garage. Please RSVP to Anne Watzman at 412-268-3830 or aw16@andrew.cmu.edu if you plan to take the trolley tour.