Connected Exploration: Makers are the New Explorers of the Universe!

Presenter

Over the past few years, the Maker Movement has created a whole suite of low-cost exploration tools (drones, ROVs, satellites, sensors) that rival the expensive, commercial counterparts. Along with trends in citizen science, this is reshaping the process of science and discovery, especially in fields that can benefit from large, public participation. It's more than just garage tinkering - makers are taking their tools into the natural and physical world. It's curiosity gone wild!


Perplexed Nimbus

Exhibit

The Automatic Food Slicer Robot is an accessibility robot to help slice food for those who are unable to. It uses augmented reality to allow a user to "swipe to slice" their food. End-effectors are easily interchangeable.





Serious Robots on a Budget

Presenter

This presentation will outline how to create robots with a purpose for less then you'd ever imagine. Cost cutting strategies such as repurposing common materials, using parts from old, broken or discarded appliances, and online bargain resources will be discussed. Examples of actual, functional ''budget'' parts, such as linear slides, will be revealed. Presentation by Ben Hylak (White House Science Fair 2012, invited by both Make and Broadcom, Disney Peer Mentor 2014, and 5-time blue ribbon winner at NYC Maker Fair 2011).






MAXXLIFE ROBOT I

Exhibit

This is 1:10 robot-car which was made to take part in championships of robots like Formula 1. Robot has functions such as avoiding of obstacles, detecting colors and faces of people, following the heading of compass, GPS.



Gertie the jumping robot

Exhibit

Gertie is an egg-like robot that moves around by jumping! His outside is made out of silicone so that it squashes and stretches as it moves around. Swing by and press the JUMP! button to watch him hop around!



City Tech Makers

Exhibit

City Tech Makers are students and faculty members from the New York City College of Technology. You will see some of the exciting robots such as: TABIOS Robotic Hand, Twisted Sister Rover, Candy Crane, and Fire Fighting Robot




OpenROV – Underwater Robots!

Exhibit

OpenROV is a open-source underwater robot. But it's so much more. It's also a community of people who are working together to create more accessible, affordable, and awesome tools for underwater exploration.



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