The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition will host an open house Friday to celebrate National Robotics Week.
The open house is from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Levin Center for IHMC Research, 40 S. Alcaniz St. in downtown Pensacola. More than 1,200 people attended the open house last year.
During the open house, scientists and engineers from the robotics lab will give tours and talk about their work developing humanoid behaviors and advanced interface concepts that allow robots to do complex work, according to a news release from IHMC.
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Some of the robots that will be on display at IHMC include:
- The Boston Dynamics Atlas robot, which placed second in the international DARPA Robotics Challenge and has been featured on the cover of Time magazine
- NASA’s Valkryie robot
- IHMC’s high-mobility humanoid, Nadia
- FastRunner and HexRunner, which are high-speed prototype robots
- IHMC’s exoskeleton, which won a silver medal in the international Cybathlon
Also during the open house, Pensacola MESS Hall and West Florida Public Library will have interactive demonstrations and games for kids of all ages.
The goal of IHMC’s open house and National Robotics Week is to inspire students to become interested in STEM topics.
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