U of M students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

Contacts: Ryan Mathre, University News Service, (612) 625-0552, mathre@umn.edu
Rhonda Zurn, Institute of Technology, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu

An electric can crushing robot, an automatic strumming guitar and robot dancing frogs will be among more than 200 machines on display at the University of Minnesota Robot Show from 2:40 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 in the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. The walk-through show is the largest collection of robots assembled in one place in the Twin Cities. The event is free and open to the public and is suitable for people of all ages.

The show is the culmination of six weeks of work for University of Minnesota engineering students in the Introduction to Engineering class who created computer-controlled machines that “do something interesting.