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The Art of Robotics & Technology for Youth

Robot-Arty-Buffalo-NYNot all summer day camps are the same. And that’s a good thing for young people who are interested in the art of technology and robotics.

All week long, at Canisius College, the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies at UB and the Robotics Lab at Canisius College are hosting a summer session in which kids learn how to build and program robots, which is definitely not your everyday summer activity. “When we started the Techne Institute, we knew that its long-term success would depend on our engagement in the larger Buffalo community and we wanted to find a way to encourage the next generation of artist-scientists (and scientist-artists),” said Sarah Bay-Cheng, PhD, Director, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies University at Buffalo – State University of New York. “We’re very excited to collaborate with Dr. Burhans at Canisius College to bring this opportunity to youth in Buffalo. We were blown away by the interest and we hope to continue and expand this program in the future. This week (July 8-12) we are offered a workshop for youth, which filled up fast. Nicknamed ARTY (Art, Robots, & Technology for Youth), this workshop engages kids ages 9-12 in computer science and engineering by using robots to make art projects and art to make cool robot projects. Kids learn building, programming, and have the opportunity to showcase their work in a culminating robot parade.”

If you are interested in this program, and/or would like information of possible future sessions, click here.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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