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Sept. 16: WSU Tri-Cities interactive robot artwork focus of TEDxRichland talk

Designed to pique curiosity along with uneasiness, the Huminal is about the size and shape of a large dog and covered with white plastic discs resembling scales or fur. Its four jointed legs give the appearance of walking as it rolls in an elliptical path outside its apparent den.RICHLAND, Wash. – “The Huminal,” an interactive, kinetic sculptural installation featuring an autonomous, mobile robot that senses and responds to changes in its environment, was completed this month by an interdisciplinary team at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

April 4-5: Human trafficking experience at WSU Tri-Cities

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Visitors will use MP3 players and smartphones to step into the life of a human trafficking victim for the multisensory exhibit, “SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 and 5, in Consolidated Information Center 120/120A at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …