On the Road

We are taking the robots on the road!  We will be traveling to the west coast in August, to offer several 3-hour programming workshops.  These workshops will offer participants the opportunity to work directly with NAO humanoid robots and learn more about their capabilities and how to become involved in the project.

We will be in Santa Cruz, CA August 9-11, 2016, and Palo Alto August 12, 2016.  We will then travel to Portland, OR to offer workshops August 14-15, 2016.  To learn more about our robot theater project, check out our previous blogs, and visit the University of Iowa’s Computer Science Department website:


Registration for these workshops is free, but space is limited:


Feel free to contact us for more information:



Robot Theater 2016 JSI

We spent 5 days working with the NAO robots.  Starting with speech, then movement and conversation, we had the robots telling bedtime stories, having conversations and arguments, and even dueling with swords!  We had a few technical difficulties during the final presentations, but the audience was impressed with what the students were able to accomplish in such a short period of time.  We are looking forward to offering more opportunities to work with the NAO robots in the upcoming year.