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Robot Show

Date: 12/12/2011

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free and open to the public.


A robotic cheese slicer, a T-shirt folder, and a Texas Hold ’em card dealer will be among nearly 250 machines on display at the University of Minnesota Robot Show. The walk-through show is the largest collection of robots assembled in one place in the Twin Cities. The event is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages.

The show is the culmination of six weeks of work for University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students in the Introduction to Engineering class who created computer-controlled machines that “do something interesting.” Students received a kit of parts, including the computer, and could add no more than $40 worth of their own materials.

The robots must act for no more than 60 seconds and have at least one moving part, but it is up to the students whether the unique machines do something useful -- such as polishing a shoe or making tea -- or exist solely to amuse and delight – like a crawling ladybug or an automatic player piano.

For more information on this event and photos from previous years, visit www.me.umn.edu/robotshow.


  • Name: Will Durfee
  • E-mail: wkdurfee@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-0099
  • Sponsored by: College of Science and Engineering


Parking is available in the following ramps and lots: 

University Avenue Ramp
Lot 37
Lot 33
Maroon Lot

More information: http://www.me.umn.edu/robotshow/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact event sponsor.

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