Open house to offer look at robots in action

Students and faculty from the School of Computer Science will be among those celebrating National Science and Technology Week at a Robotics Open House at the Windsor Public Library’s central branch on Thursday, October 11.

“We will be displaying a number of robots, including the new Turtlebot, football-playing Lego NXTs and a robot that can solve Rubik’s cube,” says professor Ziad Kobti, director of the School of Computer Science.

The event, organized by the WEtech Alliance, runs 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature displays by Canada South Science City, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and St. Clair College, as well as an appearance by Liberal MP Marc Garneau —whose 1984 trip aboard the space shuttle Challenger made him the first Canadian in space.

The Central library is located at 850 Ouellette Avenue.

Watch a video of robots playing football, programmed by UWindsor computer science students:

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