Hardly a month goes by without news-making innovations coming out of local universities and companies engaged in the robotics industry. Yet for all of this activity, connections between robotics and everyday life are often unknown or misunderstood by the general public. At the same time, public interest in robotics is high, and the topic can effectively engage people of all ages. Robots fascinate us, and the topic can be used to motivate youth toward careers in science and technology.
Carnegie Science Center's roboworld™ exhibition captures the essence of the fascination of robotics. And what better city to host the world's largest permanent robotics exhibit than Pittsburgh, where so many innovations have occurred already?
For more than 20 years, Carnegie Science Center (and its predecessor organization, Buhl Science Center) has been a leader in developing robotics-oriented exhibitions and educational programming. Since 1986, the Science Center has offered an extensive slate of robotics classes and camps that serve nearly 1,000 students annually in grades 2-8. In 1996, the Science Center developed a major touring exhibition entitled Robotics; this exhibit now has visited more than 20 cities and has been experienced by more than 3.5 million people around the country.
roboworld™ is the next evolution in robotics education and programming. Visitors can explore the technology that has changed their lives, learn about the next wave of robotics breakthroughs, and possibly become the next generation of roboticists and researchers. This interactive exhibition will engage audiences of all ages and will draw visitors from beyond the Pittsburgh region.