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Robotics Ed Week

April 5 - 9, 2021

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The Robotics Ed events at USC Viterbi are remote this year because of COVID, with something happening for K-12 students and/or teachers each day. Join us for talks about cutting-edge robotics research, interactive sessions with USC students and community partners, and teacher trainings.

All events are free, but pre-registration is required. 

Events fill on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Robotics Ed Week 2021 Schedule (based on Dates and Times)

For events based on Target Audience, scroll down below schedule.

10:00 - 11:00 am PST

Middle and High School | Robotics: Past, Present, and Future | Gautam Salhotra (Ph.D. student in Robotics Embedded Systems Lab) | Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m1m-Tr4xT2miS6T67QGCYw

A graduate student in robotics research presents an overview of cool robots we've seen (including TV!) and robots we should expect in the future.


2:00 - 3:00 pm PST

Elementary School | Find The Robot | Prof. Elisabeth Weiss | Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkdeisqzMuHNJJ4Nv98411gYaKMCdM1mIo

Did you know that we will be interacting with robots in our everyday lives in the very near future? Join Professor Weiss and the students of WRIT 340: Advanced Communication for Engineers as we follow the robot through familiar settings like the kitchen, grandma’s house, a local hangout, school, the office, the dance studio- and even Mars! Guess what the robot is doing there. What purpose does it serve? Does it know it’s there?

WRIT 340 students: Hannah Abramowitz, Carley Braunstein, Jackie Dong, Ginger Dudley, Michael Eberhardt, Wei Long Fam, Noah Flanagan, Ruizhuo Jin, San Kim, Tre Lannon, Jane Wang, Tony Lu, Lucy Pan, Helen Salinas, Tyler Somlo, Noah Tristan, Angela Wang, Nianxu Wang, Xiaowen Zhu

3:00 - 4:00 pm PST

Teachers for Grades 3 - 10 | Coding and Coding Careers with Discovery Education | Sarah Johangiry | Registration: https://discoveryed.zoom.us/j/94029346039?pwd=aTJKU0NoRGhlYjFNNkhjaHNCOFB5Zz09

Discovery Education offers a quick, useful overview of comprehensive STEM and Coding curricula and interactive materials. Many LA districts use Discovery Education materials or teachers can request a trial.

Panelists: Sarah Johangiry, Hugo Encisco, Stacey Ridgeway

3:00 - 4:00 pm PST

Public | Race, Robotics, and Civil Rights | Chad Jenkins, Maja Matarić, Kendrick Davis | Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N03h3UlNQciUyyP_H-ZtHg

Robotics researchers increasingly consider the racialized impacts and experiences of communities of color in the burgeoning fields of robotics and robotics technology. The panelists discuss the relevant civil rights implications and offer recommendations on centering equity in technology development and use. Co-sponsored by USC Race and Equity Center.

Panelists: Prof. Chad Jenkins (U Michigan), Prof. Maja Mataric' (USC Viterbi), Prof. Kendrick Davis (USC Race and Equity Center)

3:30 - 4:30 pm PST

Elementary School | Find The Robot | Prof. Elisabeth Weiss | Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO2tqD0sE9XRifwlTnk_GKGP9_690rUY

Did you know that we will be interacting with robots in our everyday lives in the very near future?  Join Professor Weiss and the students of WRIT 340: Advanced Communication for Engineers as we follow the robot through familiar settings like the kitchen, grandma’s house, a local hangout, school, the office, the dance studio- and even Mars! Guess what the robot is doing there. What purpose does it serve? Does it know it’s there?

WRIT 340 students: Xinyi Cao, Pierce Chase, Hyesu Chung, Johnny Geng, Daisy Guan, Joseph Lappin, Jiayang Li, Zhenjiang Li, Zhiyu Liao, Jakob Liker, Yingzhe Liu, Jasmine Lyu, Sofia Paz Gonzalez, Rudy Perez, Sevak Shakhpazyan, Ally Su, Xiao Tan, Kaiwen Xu, Ezra Zeleke

High School | CAIS++ Artificial Intelligence for Social Good | Leena Mathur & USC Students of CAIS++| Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodOGvqz0rE9y9-Gw_FNxfZPgwYvBJpXra

The student branch of USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) will lead an interactive group discussion about (1) how AI can be used to address societal problems and (2) the processes that scientists and engineers use to conceptualize and create AI for social good. Capped at 24 high school students for active brainstorming on their own AI-for-social-good initiatives!

Additional CAIS++ students: Shannon Brownlee, Allen Chang, Shantanu Jhaveri, Ben Brooks

5:00 - 6:00 pm PST

Middle School | Find The Robot | Prof. Elisabeth Weiss | Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kdumurTwqEt3wLYYoLQwbu6aO3cN_6Ihu

Did you know that we will be interacting with robots in our everyday lives in the very near future?  Join Professor Weiss and the students of WRIT 340: Advanced Communication for Engineers as we follow the robot through familiar settings like the kitchen, grandma’s house, a local hangout, school, the office, the dance studio- and even Mars! Guess what the robot is doing there. What purpose does it serve? Does it know it’s there?

WRIT 340 students: Brooks Defrees, Cameron Durham, Zhuofan Fang, Donya Ghyam, Runshi Gu, Yuwan Ho, Kexin Huang, Daya Jiang, Philip Jung, Yunhaoran Li, Nihan Lin, Anaiya Raisinghani, Nancy Ruan, William Song, Mark Stephenson, Terry Tang, Adeline Vanesa, Zhe Wang, Ziran Xia

Robotics Ed Week 2021 Schedule (based on Target Audience)

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