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MEDIA ADVISORY

October 17, 2006

Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Buster the Robotic Bus to Visit Gwen Cherry Child Development Center

The Department of Education will celebrate School Bus Safety Week tomorrow at the Gwen Cherry Child Development Center in Tallahassee. "Buster the Robotic Bus" will visit the child care facility to educate students on school bus safety.

Buster is a three-foot tall, talking school bus robot equipped with a working stop sign, crossing gate, flashing red lights, and working head and taillights used to teach students about safety. Designed by Robotronics, a manufacturer of safety education products for children 14-years-old and younger, Buster moves around via remote control and talks to children at or near their eye level through a two-way, full-duplex, wireless voice system that allows the operator to both talk and listen simultaneously.

The event will take place:

10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Gwen Cherry Child Development Center
908 South Bronough Street
(adjacent to the Turlington Building)
Tallahassee