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Roanoke RoboParade 2013

Show off your robot — or just celebrate robotics! — this Saturday, June 8, at the 3rd annual Robot Parade.

The event is organized by the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council and Roanoke Robotics Club, and hosted by the Science Museum of Western Virginia.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pre-qualifications, Workshops and Table-top displays (Science Museum)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Parade (Center in the Square atrium)

The parade features robot floats constructed and programmed by students of all ages. Attendees of the parade will be able to see fully autonomous robot floats that follow the parade route while detecting other robots in front of them. The robot floats are programmed to stop and start without human help. Floats may have extra mechanisms and programming to show off during the parade route.

Click here for full details.

The theme this year, in honor of the reinvented Science Museum, is butterflies!

Build a robot that represents the new butterfly exhibit at the Science Museum! We will award participants with a free pass to the butterfly garden (admission to Science Museum is still required).

Check out the video below from the 2012 Robot Parade.


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