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.
This exhibit, set to premiere on 21 May 2015, will explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. The exhibit will allow guests to step into a visionary world where robots are not just a curiosity, but a vital asset. Guests will have extraordinary opportunities to interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public before!
The Robotics and Automation Society partnered with MSI to ensure that the latest innovations in robotics are represented at the exhibit. MSI, working with RAS, 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.