Philadelphia public school students Kevin Ransom (left) and Hakim Moffitt (right) are building their own robots with oversight from Director of PENNlincs Chris Massey, Ph.D., at the PENNlincs Summer Robotics Academy. Two one-week programs at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science this summer also gave middle schoolers a chance to program the robots and to meet people who worked with robots.

Photo by Candace diCarlo

Originally published on August 31, 2000