|[January 28, 2013]
Robotics Alley Announces "Robotics Day" at the Minnesota State Capitol
Government leaders and staffers will get a chance to meet some of
Minnesota's most fascinating robots on January 28 when Robotics Alley
hosts "Minnesota Robotics Day" in the rotunda of the State Capitol.
"Minnesota's Twin (News - Alert) Cities have emerged as a leading industrial cluster
within the global robotics industry," said Robotics Alley's Executive
Director, Andrew Borene. "On January 28th, Minnesota's
legislators, state government leaders, and the public will have the
opportunity to learn about some of the companies, universities and other
organizations driving job creation and economic growth in the booming
field of robotics."
"The experience of Robotics Alley has been transformative. We have taken
a loose grassroots organization from a concept and grown it into a
globally recognized industrial cluster development initiative. Robotics
is rapidly transforming industries from medicine and agriculture to
ecurity and industrial manufacturing, and it is particularly exciting
to see our region emerge as one of the leaders in this field."
Robotics Alley has been organizing a group of U.S. companies, government
officials, and academic leaders around industrial leadership in the
field of robotics and autonomous systems. Most recently, the group
announced the planned creation of a Twin Cities based chapter of the
Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI). In addition, robotics
excellence is one of the key initiatives of Eric Kaler, President of the
University of Minnesota."
Executives and robotics researchers from the companies and schools will
answer questions from legislators and staffers about the products and
programs they represent, and talk about job creation potential in the
growing global industry.
Robotics Alley hosts an annual conference and exposition in Minnesota's
Twin Cities with the help of the Minnesota High Tech Association. Last
November, more than 400 leaders in robotics research, design, business
development, investment, law and policy shared their insights at the
Annual Robotics Alley Conference & Expo in Edina. The 2013 conference
will be held at Saint Paul's RiverCentre.
On January 28, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm Robotics Alley, AUVSI members in
the Twin Cities, and others will be sponsoring a Robotics Day at the
state capitol in the rotunda. This event is open to the public and is
Robotics companies PaR Systems, NPC Robotics, Polaris, and ReconRobotics
have been invited, in addition to representatives from the Global
Robotics Innovation Park, and engineering/robotics groups from MNSCU,
St. Thomas, and the University of Minnesota.
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