March 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center
For more info:
School Program Manager
This show is in the Science Stage auditorium and is for general audiences.
Explore a day in the life of Quasi the robot (actually he’s an animatronic!) and Christina (actually she’s a human!).
Quasi and Christina will lead you through the wide world of robots past, present and future, and their exciting adventures on land; under the sea; and in space.
Learn how robots sense, think and act, and maybe even communicate like a robot on stage (good luck!).
Also, investigate careers in robotics. Who knows? Maybe YOU will invent the next revolutionary robot!
Science and technology topics include:
Information Technology (IT), Computers, and Robotics
Program Capacity: 300Program Dates & Times
March 4, 2014 – 10 am
March 5, 2014 – 10 am
March 6, 2014 – 10 am
March 7, 2014 – 10 am
Almost Human, Making Robots Think (creative nonfiction about CMU robotics - robots and their makers!)
Nereus: read more & take an interactive tour!
I, Robot: Are Real Androids Ready for Their Close-Up?
How Robots Work: Honda‘s Asimo
Ethical & Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence: Quotes, References & Links
In the News
You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Are Coming, But Not Ready For You Yet
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MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
HS-PS3-3. Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
HS-PS4-5. Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.
HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.