Nuvation CEO Michael Worry has done many presentations and panel appearances over the years, and is certainly no stranger to grueling question and answer sessions. Still I, don’t think any of that prepared him for the show-and-tell crowd in Miss Elizabeth’s 2nd grade class this week. Michael brought Nuvation combat robots Texas Heat (the flame-throwing wedge) and Son of Ziggy (the pneumatic flipper) into his daughter Megan’s classroom to talk about how robots work and what an engineer does.
Nuvation combat robots Texas Heat and Son of Ziggy are gearing up for RoboGames in San Mateo, CA this weekend. The event, named one to the list of Best Ten North American Geek Fests by Wired Magazine, is the world’s largest open robot competition. The Nuvation Garage team has been entering combat bots in the competition for over a decade. Explains CEO Michael Worry, “We’re engineers, we love what we do. We engineer by day when we’re paid, and we engineer after hours, just for fun. One of our hobbies happens to be combat robotics.”