On behalf of the entire Orlando Science Center and Central Florida community, we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to each and every one of our sponsors, exhibitors and partners who participated in this year’s Otronicon.
The seventh annual Otronicon is winding down! We’ve assembled some of the best photos from the event, including looks at flight simulators in Military Tech sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the da Vinci Surgical Robot in Medical Sim City sponsored by Florida Hospital for Children and virtual reality courtesy of the Virtusphere.
If you weren’t able to join us for Otronicon, there’s always next year! Keep it on Otronicon.org for the latest news and updates. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/otronicon and follow us on Twitter @otronicon.
Photos courtesy of Micheal van Gelder, RF Photography, and Jeff Stanford.
Otronicon is still going strong - Don't miss the last day, Monday January 16! Now in its seventh year, multiple industry partners join the Science Center to celebrate the role interactive technology plays in the way we live, learn, work and play. Key events for Sunday included:
Florida Hospital hosted Medical Sim City with demonstrations that included the innovative da Vinci surgical robot along with patient simulators, echocardiograms and a virtual autopsy.
Lockheed Martin hosted the military simulation area featuring cutting-edge flight simulators, driving simulators, student-built robots and other great military displays. Other partners presented virtual marksmanship trainers and show how they use simulations to keep our soldiers and pilots safe.
Guests participated in game design workshops overseen by Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy and others. Plus, checked out game development panels that gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse at every aspect of the production of some favorite video game titles.
Guests also took in robot demonstrations from Lockheed Martin’s First Robotics Team, navigated a robot through a maze courtesy of RDECOM or piloted an underwater robot thanks to Sea Perch.
There was plenty to do on day 3 of Otronicon 2012! Attendees were able to witness a presentation from Disney entitled Engineering the Magic, play outdoor laser tag provided by Battlefield Live Orlando and compete in a costume contest for the top prize of a $100 Best Buy gift card!
Remember – if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Otronicon, Monday is the last day!
The seventh annual Otronicon is in full swing at the Orlando Science Center. Now in its seventh year, Otronicon promotes technology “made in Orlando, played in Orlando,” spotlighting Central Florida organizations creating games, simulators and jobs that are changing our high tech future.
Big activities for the weekend include outdoor laser tag courtesy of Battlefield Live Orlando (Saturday and Sunday only), digital art displays, Steve Jobs memorial, EA Sports Experience, presentations from engineers with Walt Disney World Resorts, virtual reality, laser shows, medical technology from Florida Hospital for Children and incredibly cool flight simulators from Lockheed Martin and our military partners. Otronicon runs through Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Otronicon got off to a great start today with Orlando's best in simulation, video game development and interactive technology. Thanks to all of our partners who help make this event a Central Florida digital media showcase every year!
Orlando Science Center celebrated renewable resources, recycling, green living, energy efficiency, and wildlife/habitat conservation with our annual event, Greenovations on October 15. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. many excited folks experienced eco-friendly activities with a family-friendly admission price tag of $5. This event was presented by OUC-The Reliable One with the support of Florida Renewable Energy Association and other community partners. Greenovations is designed to inspire and educate people about our impact on the world around us with educational speakers, hand-on activities and much more.
Many guest swarmed around Seminoles County’s Florida Natural Land booth to hold live snakes. The wide-eyes owls from Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center attracted lots of excited faces. There were even Segways guest could test ride brought to us by Segways of Central Florida. Speakers from all over hosted presentations throughout the day ranging from the science of climate change to Florida’s energy policies to how to beat the heat in your Florida home. All of these activities and many more were enjoyed with some music from The Garbage Men performing on instruments made from found materials. Greenovations was a big hit among guest allowing them to get excited about making a difference in our environment by being more eco-friendly!
World Housing Solution will be displaying at Greenovations this Saturday. The company's goal is to make a difference in people’s lives through sustainable structures and local empowerment. By creating these structures using SICPs technology, they are able to offer a more ecologically-friendly and economically pleasing option to traditional stick or concrete built homes. Here's a video of one of their structures: