U of M students to present robot showby Jessica Mador, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Engineering students from the University of Minnesota will unveil hundreds of robots in the largest-ever exhibition of its kind in the Twin Cities.
The show on the school's campus will feature more than 200 computer-controlled machines when the event opens Monday. Engineering students created the computer-controlled robots as part of a class using minimal materials.
William Durfee, a mechanical engineering professor, said people often don't realize how much we already depend on sophisticated robots for everyday tasks.
"Even in your automobile, there are anywhere from 4 to 10 computers doing everything from the anti-lock brakes to monitoring the pressure in your tires," he said.