Robots Come To Life at RoboFest

Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GREENSBORO, NC

What do LEGO® robots, liquid crystals, nanotech scientists, and old computers have in common? They will all be featured at the Natural Science Center’s (NSC) RoboFest: Robots and Recycling event on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This spectacular event, part of the North Carolina Science Festival, celebrates science and technology and will be something the whole family will enjoy!

Inside the Center’s Robotics arena, see how the NSC’s student robotic teams move computer programmed LEGO® bricks robots through challenges with other robots from around the world. High school teams will be on hand to move a large robot through its paces. Visitors young and old can run a robot buggy, create engineering activities and free build with thousands of bricks, thanks to a LEGO® Blueprints Showcase grant.

In the NanoScience gallery, visitors can experiment with liquid crystals and ferrofluids (liquids which form amazing shapes when exposed to magnetic fields), form molecule models, and interact with scientists one-on-one who are conducting cutting edge research in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

Outside, adults and children can meet Piedmont Authority Regional Transportation’s Scooter the Commuter and explore a Duke Energy electric car. The Natural Science Center has teamed up with 5R Processors, Ltd. to also make this a recycling event! Visitors are encouraged to bring in old cell phones, printers, dead computers, aluminum cans and old electronics to recycle and make the biggest and coolest “robo-recycled graveyard” ever! No hazardous waste or items with freon will be accepted. Drop off location will be in the NSC’s parking lot. To see a complete list of items that will and won’t be accepted, visit www.natsci.org.