This year our lab had the honor of participating in the MIT Science Carnival and Robot Zoo at the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival!
We showed off our motion-controlled REACH robot, a project which recently won best undergraduate research in the Health Sciences category at Northeastern’s RISE event.
The Cambridge Science Festival is a 10-day extravaganza showcasing all the current and cutting edge in STEAM. Think Coachella meets Festival of Arts meets Sundance – but for STEAM – and if you were wondering, yes there was food via delicious food trucks! This Festival doesn’t just attract the nerds and professionals it is also dedicated to engage with families, kids and the general public.
This diverse crowd allowed everyone to learn how the fields of STEAM affect our day-to-day lives. At the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo visitors were able to learn about, interact with and build their own robots and science experiments. From talking to actual scientists to holding real brains to playing with robots to eating liquid nitrogen ice cream, this free expo offered many fun learning opportunities!