Moving! Robotics, Automata, and the Stories We Tell

Moving! Robotics, Automata, and the Stories We Tell

Juried Student Exhibition. Apply by Monday, February 13, 2023

Robotics competitions showcase technical and engineering-based skills. This museum exhibition adds art to the mix.

Moving! Robotics, Automata, and the Stories We Tell offers technologically and artistically accomplished New Jersey university, college, and high school students a professionally organized museum gallery experience.

The Morris Museum invites participants to think about the way their designs can inspire the next generation to find creative and artistic applications for robotic design. The exhibition will be shown in Hedley Gallery, adjacent to our Smithsonian Spark!Lab, a hands-on dynamic learning space that inspires our youngest visitors to create, collaborate, and innovate.

The exhibition will also draw connections between contemporary robotics STE(A)M design and nineteenth-century automata from the museum’s historic Murtogh D. Guinness Collection.

Our jurors and curatorial team will select a number of images, videos, and robotics entries for display at the Morris Museum from April 14 through August 20, 2023. This curated exhibition will address the following theme: What stories do we tell when we make objects that move, and what do our animated figures reveal about us?

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ELIGIBILITY – NJ Colleges and Universities

Students attending graduate or undergraduate New Jersey institutions can submit a proposal as individuals or members of a robotics team.

ELIGIBILITY – NJ Robotics Teams and High Schools

Adult robotics coaches and teachers from accredited high schools (public or private) in New Jersey submit a proposal on behalf of an individual or robotics team.

DEADLINE – All Digital Submissions are due Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5 PM

Submit using the Google form at the RSVP button below. To be considered, all works MUST BE FULLY SUBMITTED BY THIS DEADLINE. The Morris Museum will not consider incomplete submissions. 



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