The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere hosting over 1 million visitors each year, is creating an exciting new exhibit called Robot Revolution. After its run in Chicago in 2014, Robot Revolution will travel to other sites in the US and internationally.
The Robotics and Automation Society is partnering with MSI to ensure that the latest innovations in robotics are represented at the exhibit. MSI, working with RAS, has selected a "robotics experts" panel of volunteers from the RAS community to provide advice on the development of the exhibit. RAS is further supporting this outreach effort through a $14,400 grant to MSI funding travel and expenses of the volunteer panel. IEEE members participating on the experts panel include Cynthia Breazeal, Raff D'Andrea, Dennis Hong, Henrik Christensen, and Kevin Lynch.