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Boy playing against the Air Hockeybot
The Robots

C-3PO
Robot Hall of Fame

Boy using an interactive monitor to learn about robots
What is a robot?

Boy interacting with a monitor with his thermal image
Sensing, thinking,
and acting

City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is “Roboburgh”

Children interacting with a monitor
Local Schools & Programs

Boy interacting with a robotic arm
Careers in Robotics

Andy, the RoboThespian
Related Educational Links

Robots from various popular movies
Advisory Committee

Human hand shaking an robotic hand
Donors & Partners

Binary Art

Computers, and therefore robots, communicate using the simple language of binary – a series of 1s and 0s arranged in a universally-accepted code. In roboworld®, binary is highlighted by a series of flashing lights presenting the code for Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics.

Asimov, one of the earliest and most prolific science fiction and fantasy writers, created these laws to govern a fictional world where robots and humans live side by side. In roboworld®, robots and humans mingle, bathed in the glow of the Three Laws of Robotics:

  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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