Thanks to a grant from the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, the First Annual Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition was held over the weekend. The competition took place at the Chandler High School Aquatics Center, featuring 25 underwater robotic teams from Maricopa County hoping to earn a spot in the SeaPerch International Competition in Boston in May. Bill Badger, the lead of the local competition, will tell us more, along with Madeline Badger, one of the competitors.
Experts, students and Arizona State University faculty will meet for two days of workshops at ASU’s Tempe campus to discuss the use of robotics technology to improve physical rehabilitation treatment. Bradley Greger, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, and Thomas Sugar, a professor in the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, will discuss the use of robotics in physical therapy.
The Arizona SciTech Festival is underway, with over 200 events throughout the state. Scheduled for February 18th at Arizona State University is the Maker Faire, an event filled with student and community project demonstrations, do-it-yourself activities and workshops and the Duel in the Desert scrimmage for FIRST Robotics. Dr. Chell Roberts, Executive Dean of ASU College of Tech and Innovation, will discuss the Maker Faire.