Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab and Partners Display Projects at Assemble Gallery

BY Byron Spice - Fri, 2013-05-03 14:05  Printer-friendly version

"See For Yourself" Exhibit on Display May 3-31

PITTSBURGH—Robots that interpret poetry, the electronic innards of toys and low-cost sensors that count the pollution particles in the air are among the artifacts that will be on display when Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab takes over the Assemble gallery May 3-31.

The exhibit, "See For Yourself," will feature projects by educational, advocacy and community partners of the Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab (CREATE Lab), which is part of CMU's Robotics Institute. Assemble is located at 5125 Penn Ave. in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood.

Tying all of the exhibits and events of the month together is the CREATE Lab's focus on putting technology at the service of people by fostering a sense of "technological fluency" and engaging people in citizen science, explained Dror Yaron, the lab's director of outreach.

Panoramic images of Garfield, created with the lab's GigaPan technology, will be on display so people can add their photos or thoughts. The Hear Me project, which records the voices of young people in Pittsburgh, will showcase its new campaign around "school climate" with a row of lockers that share student messages when opened. Projects that enable people to monitor their own water and air quality, convert gas cars to electrical power, or build robots that explain anatomy also will be featured.

For a complete schedule of events for the month, see bit.ly/see4schedule.

The CREATE Lab and the Robotics Institute are part of the School of Computer Science.

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