Thanks to everyone for making Robotics Open House 2017 a success

  • Thank you to:

    • The 30 USC students who volunteered to help groups find their way in the buildings
    • The 12 student volunteers on the VexU team and the EscapeBots team
    • The 40 Ph.D. students who gave demonstrations all day long
    • The 6 USC Viterbi faculty members who opened their labs


    • Students from 32nd Street USC Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School play a game with Bandit at the 2017 Robotics Open House. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
    • Kate Spohr, a Ph.D. student in Professor Maja Matarić’s Interaction Lab, welcomes students into the lab. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
    • Ph.D. student David Becerra introduces students to the robotics research conducted in Professor Maja Matarić’s lab. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
    • Professor Maja Matarić with the owl robot featured in the film, “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.” Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
    • VexU team member Kiera Salvo (Class of ’19, majoring in Mechanical Engineering) demonstrates how to use a controller to a student. Photo credit: USC/Gus Ruelas
    • A picture drawn by a visiting student to show what she learned when visiting from La Tijera K-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School in Inglewood.
    • A picture by a different student visiting from La Tijera K-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School, depicting the VexU challenge demonstrated at the Open House.

Schools that have attended our Open House over the years: