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Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
432 Scotland Road
South Orange, NJ 07079

Interactive Demonstration by Robot Developer will Fascinate Young and Old Alike

Event Date: May 22, 2012

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. May 9, 2012 – Dr. Amir Shapiro, Director of the Robotics Lab at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, will present some of the world’s most innovative robots during a unique program hosted by Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is open to the public free of charge, and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Shapiro captivates adults and entertains children with this informative and interactive demonstration. He is a leading developer of robots that benefit human beings and improve the safety and security of the world. His robots, which have been commissioned by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), are able to climb between walls, scale slippery vertical surfaces, maneuver rough terrain and travel in spaces too small or inaccessible for people. Dr. Shapiro will demonstrate their capabilities and explain how his projects have impacted the medical, agricultural and defense industries.

The evening is being sponsored in cooperation with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Greater New York Region. The event is free, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to Dana Ben-Benyamin at (646) 452-3702 or dbenyamin@aabgu.org.

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University’s expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel’s southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is a Reform congregation that welcomes all who wish to participate in and celebrate Jewish life and traditions. It is recognized throughout the region for its innovative programs, including worship services, community events, and groups dedicated to a wide array of religious, social and educational interests.


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