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National Robotics Week


The first annual National Robotics Week kicked off this past weekend and will run through April 18. The week will include a variety of local events across the country as well as a Congressional Robotics Caucus briefing on Capitol Hill this Thursday. The briefing will feature Dr. Robin Murphy, director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and professor at Texas A&M University. The briefing is part of a day long robotics exhibition featuring robots from around the country. Dr. Murphy, a Computing Community Consortium (CCC) council member, will also be representing CRA at the CNSF Exhibition on April 14.

National Robotics Week aims to educate students, lawmakers, and the broader public about the importance of robotic technology to innovation and every day life as well as emphasize the vast array of fields in which robotics plays an increasingly vital role.

A calendar of events along with additional information and materials are available at http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/

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National Robotics Week