MSI to celebrate National Robotics week

By TONIA HILL
Staff Writer

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., is celebrating National Robotics Week beginning Saturday, April 8. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with robots during a variety of activities and competitions.

Attendees can interact with some robots including PARO, the furry baby seal therapy robot, and Sphero; the speedy robotic ball guests control with an app. Demonstrations from university, and after-school and hobbyist robotics will also take place on select days during National Robotics Weeks.

Robots designed by Chicago-area student amateur teams will be on display, and guests can watch a live robotics competition. Other activities include make-your-own robot antenna, discover your robot name and more.

All activities are included in Museum Entry, which is $18 for adults and $11 for kids 3-11 years old.

National Robotics Week at MSI will be held the following day Sunday, April 9 and on the 14th and 15th of April.

For more information visit msichicago.org/roboweek

t.hill@hpherald.com