Children's museum hosts robotics event Dec. 10

They fly, they move objects, and some even talk. They're robots, and they're advancing at an exponential rate because they are no longer solely in the hands of scientists and engineers to experiment with, but general consumers and children as well.

To encourage this growth, The Spot... a Child's Museum, will be hosting another Night at the Museum event on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

"We had one intro to robotics event over the summer and it was the most popular Night at the Museum event we've had," said Tabitha King Program Manager with The Spot.

The event is titled 'Our Dear Friend... The Robot!' and will focus on how we can help robots become intelligent machines.

"I think there's a trend right now," said King. "There's a lot of robotics clubs in the area and I think people are just interested in the technology. Especially kids. They want to put together the robots and see what they can do."

Kids between 5th and 10th grade are recommended to attend.

The activities will include asking a robot to move objects around, speaking with the robots using programming code, seeing with the eyes of a robot and avoiding obstacles, feeling the movements of a robot by using special sensors, flying a robot, moving a robot in space and trying to think how a robot thinks.

The event is $5 per person and a paying adult must accompany all children.

Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited to 40 visitors.

For details and to register, visit www.thespotmuseum.org.