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Media Advisory: Robots Play Soccer, Catch and Chess at Johns Hopkins

May 12, 2017
CONTACT: Arthur Hirsch
Office: 443-997-9909/Cell: 443-462-8702

WHAT: The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering is staging a demonstration by students who have programmed robots and drones to perform an array of tasks, including playing chess with a real chess board, passing around a soccer ball, catching a tennis ball and flying through the air, finding a moving target and landing on it. The afternoon’s 30-minute demonstrations by the Whiting School’s Department of Mechanical Engineering include the work of 12 student teams showing their work in person.

WHEN: 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16.

WHERE: Wyman Building, 3100 Wyman Park Drive, next to the Homewood campus, and Krieger Hall on the Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street.

There will be 12 demonstrations in all, but recommended highlights are the ball catching from 1-1:30 at Wyman room 172, soccer at 1:30, Wyman 140 [These rooms are across the hall from each other], chess playing at 5-5:30, Wyman 172, drone landing at 3:30-4 p.m. Krieger room G-70.



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