Robot Petting Zoo at SXSW

“FIT and SXSW Interactive collaborated to bring a vast collection of robots for display and to offer hands-on contact with our automated friends. With the support of various robot partners, the Robotics Petting Zoo brought out 15+ different robots at various stages of development, from early prototypes to established disaster response veteran bots.” Read more about the petting zoo here. I had the opportunity to help the team with the event, all the while babysitting some great robots!

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Fortune,Yes, there is such a thing as a robot petting zoo

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Role: Team Member

Robotics EducationUser EngagementEvent Organization

  • The Robot Petting Zoo Team

    The Robot Petting Zoo Team

  • The Blabdroid

    The Blabdroid

  • Desi - The Chief Wrangler @ FIT

    Desi - The Chief Wrangler @ FIT