Now in its third year, coolTECH annually showcases breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge innovations that impact how people live and work. Among the emerging technologies on display at coolTECH 2010 are personal electronic transportation vehicles, digital pen and paper that captures handwritten data, motion activated video game technology, a balancing belt by Draper Labs, and great programs like FIRST robotics, which FTC Team Duct Tape and FLL team Mabry Robo-Dolphins from Mabry Elementary School, will be helping represent, that provide unparalleled hands on STEM education opportunities for youth. The keynote speaker will be Frank Farro, head of New Technology Research and Development for Walt Disney World.
One of Team Duct Tape’s student members, Chris Willingham, will also be showcasing his SkypeBot, a remotely operated robot that can be driven by almost anyone, from almost anywhere. coolTECH guests will have the opportunity to learn more about FIRST, see the team’s award-winning robot firsthand and have an opportunity to drive Team Duct Tape’s robot, as well.