Thanks to everyone for making Robotics Open House 2017 a success

Thank you to:

  • The 30 USC students who volunteered to help groups find their way in the buildings
  • The 12 student volunteers on the VexU team and the EscapeBots team
  • The 40 Ph.D. students who gave demonstrations all day long
  • The 6 USC Viterbi faculty members who opened their labs


  • Students from 32nd Street USC Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School play a game with Bandit at the 2017 Robotics Open House. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
  • Kate Spohr, a Ph.D. student in Professor Maja Matarić’s Interaction Lab, welcomes students into the lab. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
  • Ph.D. student David Becerra introduces students to the robotics research conducted in Professor Maja Matarić’s lab. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
  • Professor Maja Matarić with the owl robot featured in the film, “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.” Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
  • VexU team member Kiera Salvo (Class of ’19, majoring in Mechanical Engineering) demonstrates how to use a controller to a student. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
  • A picture drawn by a visiting student to show what she learned when visiting from La Tijera K-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School in Inglewood.
  • A picture by a different student visiting from La Tijera K-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School, depicting the VexU challenge demonstrated at the Open House.
Read about our Open Houses over the years:
  1. 2017: A day ruled by robots
  3. 2015: 10 Reasons to love robots at USC VIterbi
  4. 2014: Meet the Robots

Schools that have attended our Open House over the years:

Published on April 11th, 2017

Last updated on April 22nd, 2020