Cache Valley hosting first-ever robotics fair

The first annual Robotics Fair in Cache Valley is coming up <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/calendar/event_e0c45d42-bea3-11e3-9728-101f742c1d2e.html” target=”_blank”>Saturday, July 12 at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College West Campus</a>, the corner of 1400 North 1000 West.

The purpose of the fair is to create and build interest in robotics, to enlarge the communities’ knowledge of robotics in general and the activity of robotics organizations in this area.

On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Paul Miner of Autonomous Solutions, Inc. said many people think of robotics as the mechanical man walking around but he said the majority of robotics use is industrial.

“The applications that we have go across many different technical fields,” Miner said, “in order to facilitate the ability to do more things in less time and do them repeatedly, especially for testing purposes or for accuracy.”

Miner said his Autonomous Solutions business started in 2000 in a garage in Young Ward. Since 2007 it has been located on a 100 acre site in Petersboro.

The robotics fair will feature autonomous vehicle demonstrations, Robot Boot Camp demonstrations, unmanned aerial vehicles and much more. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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