Seaport's Robot Block Party Had Robotic Birds Flying And Robo Dogs Barking

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Drones, robotic dogs, flying bionic birds, and humanoids were just a few of the technologically advanced robotics being shown at the fifth annual Robot Block Party on Saturday. Robot lovers gathered around Seaport Common for the event, concluding the RoboBoston Festival put on by MassRobotics.

More than 40 companies and universities came together to showcase cutting-edge technology and help create the next generation of robotic devices. The event was free to the public and included robot demonstrations, presentations from robotic companies, interactive robots, games, and more, according to MassRobotics.

"This is a chance for companies that are developing robots to show them off to the public and get out and interact with people who might be using them," Tom Ryden, Executive Director of MassRobotics said. "So we have about 40 different types of robots here, an amazing array of robotics and technology."

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RoboBoston is a two-day annual event that brings entrepreneurs and innovators together to engage with the community while giving them opportunities to learn and explore new technology. Young robot enthusiasts got a chance to gain hands-on experience with groundbreaking technology in the industry.

"Most of the robots you see here are targeting for what we call the dull, dirty, and dangerous types of jobs, so jobs people don't really wanna do or probably shouldn't be doing. I think robots are a great tool, but humans are so capable and I think the area that we see a lot of excitement in is what we call collaborative robots, or where humans and robots work together and that's the area I think is going to grow the most," Ryden said.

MassRobotics' mission is to help create the next generation of successful robotics and device companies in the industry by providing entrepreneurs, innovative robotics, and automation startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop products and solutions.

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