Earlier this month, news was posted to this blog that the LEGO Mindstorms robotics sets (past and present) had been inducted into Carnegie Mellon's Robot Hall of Fame. In addition to the Robot Hall of Fame, CMU is involved in several other initiatives to take robotics to mainstream America. These include:
- Hosting a RoboCup tournament
- Releasing Do-It-Yourself robot recipes through their Terk program
- The Robotics Academy delivers several educational resources including curriculum and camps on a disk.
This article contains an interview with Matt Mason, director of the Robotics Institute at CMU.