MURATA BOY TO BE FEATURED AT CHICAGO'S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY'S NATIONAL ROBOTICS WEEK Murata will Demonstrate Advanced Technology to Promote STEM Education

MURATA BOY TO BE FEATURED AT CHICAGO'S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY'S NATIONAL ROBOTICS WEEK Murata will Demonstrate Advanced Technology to Promote STEM Education

2013-04-03

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

KYOTO, Japan --Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) today announced that Murata Electronics North Americas, Inc. (hereinafter "Murata Americas") , its wholly owned subsidiary will exhibit MURATA BOY, the bike-riding robot that showcases Murata's innovative technologies, at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, during National Robotics Week. MURATA BOY is scheduled to attend on April 5th and 6th and provide public demonstrations of his balancing and bike riding skills. He will also provide a comprehensive, behind the scenes look at the advanced components that make MURATA BOY, as well as many of the today's electronics, possible.

In addition to the hands-on demonstrations and in-depth presentations, Murata made a donation to the Museum's Science Minors program to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Science Minors is a youth development program that helps teens learn about science, meet science professionals and conduct experiments with Museum guests while fulfilling service-learning hours.

"Murata is pleased to participate in National Robotics Week as it is a fun and creative way to demonstrate our products," said Jerry Kolbe, Director of Technology Marketing for Murata Americas. "We are excited that MURATA BOY can spark enthusiasm in students and inspire more kids to take an active interest in science and technology."

"Being able to showcase something as unique as MURATA BOY as part of our weeklong robotics activities will inspire people to think about robots in ways beyond factory automation and exploration," said the Museum of Science and Industry's Director of Exhibit Development, John Beckman. "We hope kids and adults alike will get inspired by this technology and what it may mean for the future."

MURATA BOY, while only 50cm tall, is packed with high performance electronic components including ultrasonic, shock and gyro sensors, Bluetooth® modules, and DC-DC converters. The exact same components found in MURATA BOY are also used in cell phones, cars, televisions and computers, among other items people use every day.

For additional information on MURATA BOY, and his cousin, unicycling MURATA GIRL, visit https://www.murata.com/corporate/boy_girl/boy/index.html. For more details on the events planned for National Robotics Week at the Museum of Industry and Science, Chicago, view: http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/national-robotics-week/


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