I've been into robotics since I started graduate school and my company has recently started building robots and putting our 3D sensors on robots, so, when I heard that Congress had designated a week in April as National Robotics Week, I quickly started lobbying my company to help with an event to get local kids (and adults) excited about robotics activities in our area. Last weekend was the inaugural National Robotics Week JSC Block Party. I spoke with friends at JSC and we arranged to host an event at Space Center Houston. All in all, we had 5 local companies come show their robotic work along with 7 groups of kids that compete in robotics competitions or have robotics clubs. It was a fun event and I think the kids that came to check things out really enjoyed it. Here are a few pictures and there are a bunch more in the album.