Brittnee Koebler writes to tell us about "Pittsburgh, Pa.’s summer celebration of robotics, Robot 250, a community art and technology program that is taking over the city this summer. Robot 250 is a city-wide community art and technology program that will take Pittsburgh by robots - The festival will turn Pittsburgh into a living, breathing learning lab by enabling students, families, artists and the public to build their own robots. Beginning on June 17 through July 28, visitors and native Pittsburghers will start to see gigantic robotic installations or “BigBots” in various locations throughout the city. There will be 11 BigBots in total and individuals passing by will have the opportunity to interact with BigBots firsthand, such as the “Reach, Robot,” a robotic installation that will be activated by pedestrians, triggering a series of sound segments that will create a symphonic environment, 10 feet above the heads of PPG plaza pedestrians. To learn more about BigBots or the Robot 250 festival visit robot250.org." Planning and development for this event has been underway for quite a while. For more, see last year's CMU press release on arts-based robots.