Michael Norcott of Swampscott, a senior at Boston College High School and a member of BC High's 'Schrodinger's Cat' robotics team, visited Boston Dynamics to kick-off National Robotics Week, April 5-13. Norcott and his 11 teammates came away inspired by what they witnessed and especially by the people giving the presentations.
National Robotics Week celebrates the US as a leader in robotics technology development and educates the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future.
They advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development and they inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related fields.
Boston Dynamics, acquired by Google in December 2013, builds advanced robots with remarkable behavior: mobility, agility, dexterity and speed. They use sensor-based controls and computation to unlock the capabilities of complex mechanisms. Their world-class development teams take projects from initial concept to proof-of-principle prototyping to build-test-build engineering, to field testing and low-rate production.
Organizations worldwide, from DARPA, the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps to Sony Corporation turn to Boston Dynamics for advice and for help creating the most advanced robots on Earth.
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men in grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1863, the school enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 140 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more http://www.bchigh.edu