RobotWorx is promoting robotics education with a generous donation to COSI Columbus, a children's science museum.
The gift is a self-contained, wheeled cart featuring two reconditioned Motoman K3S robots and MRC control units. RobotWorx' goal is to inspire and inform the next generation about the inner workings and capabilities of industrial robots.
The RobotWorx exhibit will be unveiled on Saturday, January 23rd, at 11am as a part of COSI Science Day: Robotics.
"We're excited about this opportunity to collaborate with COSI and educate students about how industrial robots work." Keith Wanner, RobotWorx president said.
RobotWorx and COSI have been working together for the past year to iron out all the details of the exhibit and partnership. While the K3S robots are commonly used for welding and material handling in industrial settings, their COSI jobs will be more light-hearted. The K3S robots will be programmed to disco dance and assemble magnetic puzzles.
RobotWorx has donated robots to universities, sponsored robotics clubs (4H RoboKids) and contest events (National Robotics Challenge), and hosted dozens of educational tours. RobotWorx was also profiled in the Modern Marvels: Welding episode, and most recently two RobotWorx robots starred in NBC's Knight Rider.