Join us as we celebrate National Robotics Week with kid-friendly demonstrations of our humanoid and exoskeleton robots. The Pensacola MESS Hall will be out front with a ton of fun activities too! This free, family friendly event will focus on hands-on challenges, demonstrations, and tours of IHMC's Robotics Lab in hopes of inspiring and educating students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Robots on display will include Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot used in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, FastRunner and HexRunner high-speed prototypes, and IHMC's exoskeleton which recently competed in the first ever Cybathlon.


Established by Congress in 2010 to raise awareness about robots and their important role in shaping the future of education, industry, and the U.S. economy, National Robotics Week brings together students, educators, and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology. Headed by founder and lead organizer, iRobot, along with support from IHMC and robot enthusiasts throughout the country, the tech-heavy week is all about celebrating the United States as a leader in robots technology development, educating the public about how robotics technology impacts society, and inspiring students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related careers. In all, a record 225 events focused on ‘everything robots’ in 50 states. For more information about National Robotics Week, go to: National Robotics Week is also on Twitter (@roboweek and #roboweek) and Facebook (

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AuthorBrooke Layton