Family Fun with Robotics

John Henry Foster (JHF) participated in the annual Robot Day competition sponsored by The Works Museum on April 14th held in Bloomington, MN.  Each April, the Museum hosts a RoboWeek designed to inspire students in STEM-related fields and to create public awareness regarding the strength and importance of the U.S. robotics industry and the social and cultural impact that robotics will have on the future.

JHF brought two robotic displays with them.

One where kids try their luck being faster than the “candy-grabbing” actuator robot which retracts along with the candy by using a sensor when their hands get too close;

and the other display in which students could push a color-coded button corresponding to can koozies of the same color. The robot arm would pick up the specified color koozie and present it to the student to take home with them.







Curious kids and robot enthusiasts of all ages learned about robots, discovered how robots are used in a variety of businesses, saw demos and interacted with robotics experts, watched student-build robots complete missions and challenges, and much more. It was an amazing day full of robots, drones and robotics experience!

JHF distributes an assortment of robotics to help streamline and automate production. You can now automate virtually anything with robots. To learn more about JHF’s entire Robotics Line, click here.

ABOUT THE WORKS MUSEUM. The Works Museum is where kids explore how things work. A hands-on engineering museum for kids, The Works serves over 70,000 children, families and educators annually. The Works inspires the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers. For regular hours and admission, membership, and camp information, visit


For 80 years, John Henry Foster has been a leading distributor of Industrial Air Compressor Systems and ElectricalRobotic and Pneumatic Automation solutions serving clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa. We are known for providing mobile service, maintenance, air system audits and design of electro-pneumatic and compressed air flow controls.

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