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Rube Goldberg Machine Finals: Panel Discussion with Autonomy Hub Founder/Vice President of Robotics Education for Tesla Foundation, Loren Stone

  • COSI 333 West Broad Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

The National Finals for the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest are at COSI, in Columbus, Ohio 43215.  The challenge is for participants to make a complicated machine to perform a simple task. 

Our Founder and CEO of Autonomy Hub and Vice-president of Robotics Education for the Tesla Foundation was asked to speak at this year's finals.

"These incredibly talented innovators must be creative, problem solvers, communicators, work as a team, lead and, above all, demonstrate tenacity and perseverance. The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is a special event capturing the imagination of a renowned cartoonist and his infamous character, Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts."

This year, the tradition continues as participants are to complete the task of creating a machine made out of common everyday objects capable of applying a BAND-AID bandage. The overarching goal is to inspire students to develop the resiliency to achieve the task or goal at hand. 

The contest has both live and online divisions for a variety of age groups, so students all over the world can compete. For the live version of the contest, students compete first in a local competition, working their way to the Finals at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio on March 24-26, 2017.

The complete blog post for this event is found HERE