Robot Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony
Be a part of history and join us as we celebrate the 5th induction of robots into the Robot Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres in roboworld and then attend the ceremony located in the Bayer Science auditorium. The ceremony, hosted by Bill Flannigan, will present speakers, guest entertainment, and of course the announcement of the 2012 class of the Robot Hall of Fame. From a list of finalists chosen by a panel of robot experts the general public is invited to cast their votes for their favorite robots in four categories: Education & Consumer, Entertainment, Industrial & Service, and Research.
The Robot Hall of Fame recognizes excellence in robotics technology worldwide and honors the fictional and real robots that have inspired and made breakthrough accomplishments in robotics. The Robot Hall of Fame was established by the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 to call attention to the increasing contributions from robotics to human society. For full details, visit the Robot Hall of Fame Web Page: www.robothalloffame.org
This event is presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network.
The 2012 Nominees - Click the Image to Read More
Special Guest: Heather Knight
Heather is currently conducting her doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and running Marilyn Monrobot Labs in NYC, which creates socially intelligent robot performances and sensor-based electronic art. Founder of the Robot Film Festival and Cyborg Cabaret, Heather was on the 2011 Forbes List for 30 under 30 in Science.
Her work also includes: robotics and instrumentation at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, interactive installations with Syyn Labs, field applications and sensor design at Aldebaran Robotics, and she is an alumnus from the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has a minor in Mechanical Engineering.