Robotics explained at conference

Program aimed at 4-H sponsors

Members of the Camdenton 4-H Laser Team watch Saturday as a 3D printer creates a heart during the Missouri Educational Robotics Conference at Truman Hotel in Jefferson City.

Members of the Camdenton 4-H Laser Team watch Saturday as a 3D printer creates a heart during the Missouri Educational Robotics Conference at Truman Hotel in Jefferson City. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Robots aren't nearly as smart as most humans think they are, an expert told a roomful of attendees at the Missouri Educational Robotics Conference, held for the first time in Jefferson City this weekend.

As a board member for Make: KC -- a nonprofit Kansas City organization that brings together scientists, engineers, artists and students to learn and build together -- Mike Grundvig was mock-annoyed that, in his opinion, robots are not nearly as sophisticated as ones portrayed on film.

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