Robot expo aims to prove Philly more than sports, cheesesteaks
April 23, 2012By Kimberly Paynter, for NewsWorks
The Philadelphia Robotics Expo (PRX) was held at sponsor Drexel University's Bossone Research Center as part of Technically Philly's Tech Week.
Visitors including students from area schools were invited to attend workshops, learn about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and play games using student built robots.
Now in its second year, PRX was created by Technically Philly and Central High School's RoboLancers robotics team coach and physics teacher Daniel Ueda.
Ueda and Philly Tech Week share a dream, "to make Philadelphia somewhere famous for not just cheesesteaks, the Phillies or the Flyers but also technology and science," said Ueda.
The RoboLancers team members were on hand to teach workshops and demonstrate programming techniques, hoping to inspire young minds.
For more information, visit the Philly Robotics Expo Tumblr page.