Humanoid robots are currently being developed for haz- ard response in industrial facilities for the DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) and as a watch/inspector/first responder onboard U.S. Navy ships. In both applications, the exteri- or panels of the robot need to clearly identify the robot in its role while also providing protection from impact, heat and water damage.
Students of the IDEAStudio special study course, “Bridging the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities through Creative Technologies,” collaborated to deliver three one-hour workshops for elementary students during the spring 2012 semester. Participants in the course used the workshops to test progressive iterations of their Change Over Time project, which encourages students to visualize science concepts and create artistic representations of those concepts using a single sheet of paper.
The Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology took some of its projects on the road, bringing a group of interactive exhibitions that merged creative technologies with the arts and education to the Science Museum of Western Virginia for its “Second Saturday Science” program.