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SciTech Tuesday: So You Think Your Robot Can Dance?

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Researchers at Virginia Tech’s Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) have designed CHARLI-2, the firefighting autonomous humanoid robot of the future.  As an added bonus, he also dances Gangnam Style.   A $3.5 million grant from the Navy has funded the project to design the next model CHARLI-2, the Autonomous Shipboard Humanoid (ASH) that might eventually work next alongside human sailors, from fighting shipboard fires to mopping the decks.  Learn more about CHARLI-2.

Want to Learn More About Robotics?

The National WWII Museum will host the inaugural 2013 Robotics Challenge at the Museum’s NEW US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  The Challenge is an exciting opportunity for middle school students to develop 21st century skills and participate in active problem solving all based on real-life scenarios from WWII.  Teams of up to 10 students with one adult coach will compete using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® on a WWII-themed playing field.  Learn more about registration and sign up for email updates.


Posted by Annie Tête, STEM Education Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.

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