Robotics Week Kicks Off at the Discovery World Science & Technology Center
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Milwaukee, WI,  April 10, 2017 – The spirit of National Robotics Week will be in full effect in Milwaukee this week as Discovery World kicks off its week-long Robotics Week event.

Robots of every size and shape – built for Entertainment, Competition and Industry – will be on display for the public to experience.

A highlight of the event will be the presence of Waukesha County Technical College students who will be on hand daily to demonstrate their robotic maze manipulated by pneumatic cylinders.

LAB Midwest of Mequon, Wisconsin will feature an authentic industrial FANUC robot that will perform a sort operation typical of those used in industry.  FANUC is the most widely used robot in American Industry.

LAB Midwest Chairman Emeritus Dale Kirchner inspires young attendees at Discovery World’s Robotics week.

With all of the excitement around drone technology LAB Midwest will also demonstrate its Minds-i Robotics line which includes ground drones, flying drones and line followers.

The unique aspect of Minds-i is the high degree of learning that accompanies the use of the devices which are designed to familiarize students with microprocessor technology, Arduino programming, servos, power supplies, the principles of flight, global positioning and several other autonomous robotic technologies.

Robotics Week participants will be offered opportunities to learn more about robotic programming, First Robotics, and will even see the live stream of the Seven Rivers Regional First Robotics competition on Saturday.

The event, which is free for Discovery World Members and included with General Admission for non-Members, runs from April 10th to April 15th.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  Discovery World is located on the Lake Michigan shoreline at 500 North Harbor Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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