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Robot Zoo showcases homemade bots

Robots that can help humans complete any number of tasks—from a camera-equipped bike that can help vision-impaired riders navigate to a robotic wheelchair with a voice-activated arm—were on display at the recent Robot Zoo in Cambridge, Mass. We look at some of the highlights in this video.

Cameras on this bike can talk to sensors on the handlebar, letting vision-impaired riders know when to turn.

In addition to the robots on display in Cambrdige, we also talk about the focus on science, technology, engineering, and math in education and how to retain student interest in those subjects.

This video includes an appearance by iRobot’s RP-VITA bot, which is designed for use in medical settings where specialist doctors and patients might be separated by thousands of miles. We recently profiled the RP-VITA in an earlier video.

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