Humanoid robots are currently being developed for haz- ard response in industrial facilities for the DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) and as a watch/inspector/first responder onboard U.S. Navy ships. In both applications, the exteri- or panels of the robot need to clearly identify the robot in its role while also providing protection from impact, heat and water damage.

What do design, DIY, robotics, engineering, and music all have in common? They all combine to create the successful ingredients for ICAT’s first ever Maker camp! Each summer, ICAT studio heads, researchers, and graduate students welcome nearly thirty middle and high school-aged students to a week long camp designed to harness students’ creativity and encourage them to act on their curiosity.

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