Inaugural Robotics Revolution showcases tech innovation in Knoxv

Inaugural Robotics Revolution showcases tech innovation in Knoxville

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Hundreds of local children and their families turned out for the event at Chilhowee Park, getting to see all kinds of robotics products created in East Tennessee. Hundreds of local children and their families turned out for the event at Chilhowee Park, getting to see all kinds of robotics products created in East Tennessee.
It was all part of the first ever Robotics Revolution event. It was all part of the first ever Robotics Revolution event.
Organizers hope the event helps inspire children to get excited about robotics, especially by getting the chance to see the products up close, like 3D printers or a solar powered golf cart. Organizers hope the event helps inspire children to get excited about robotics, especially by getting the chance to see the products up close, like 3D printers or a solar powered golf cart.
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By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Robots took over part of Knoxville Saturday.

It was all part of the first ever Robotics Revolution event.

Hundreds of local children and their families turned out for the event at Chilhowee Park, getting to see all kinds of robotics products created in East Tennessee.

Hosted by Knoxville children’s science museum The Muse, Robotics Revolution is all about highlighting the latest in local robotics innovations.

Locals got the chance to get hands on with the products, including, of course, the robots.

Some of the featured robots included those created by teams from six area high schools.

"We have the robot corral where you can see the robots interact with each other which is very unique. Normally they only see each other in a competition environment but this is a more friendly way that they can show off all their hard work,” said Ellie Kittrell, executive director of The Muse.

They also got to try out the robots that the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office use on their bomb squads.

"If we find a suspicious package, maybe an unattended backpack, the robot can go in and either pick it up and retrieve it, or take it somewhere else where we can go in and look at it a little further,” said Jim Quick of KPD’s Bomb Squad.

Organizers hope the event helps inspire children to get excited about robotics, especially by getting the chance to see the products up close, like 3D printers or a solar powered golf cart.

Locals tell 6 News they’re excited to see the innovation created in East Tennessee.

It’s innovation they believe will only get better and better in the years to come.

"It's amazing that we have all of this in our backyard,” said Aaron Webb of Knoxville, visiting the Robotics Revolution with his two children. "Anything that makes excitement with technology and the future is an awesome thing for the kids."

This is the first year for the Robotics Revolution, but organizers say they hope to make it an annual event.

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