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A PERSONAL BRUSH WITH THE ANCESTOR OF THE BIGGEST BOT

I look forward to offering opinions and thoughts in this blog on some of the most interesting technologies in the exploding robotics arena--and to reading your comments, which we really welcome.

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THE RISE AND FALL OF UNIMATION, INC. – Story of robotics innovation & triumph that changed the world!

In the spring of 1951 the Korean War was in full swing, and I was sure I would be drafted. I saw no point in interviewing for employment, despite my newly awarded degree in physics from the University of Connecticut. When I heard about a starting position for a physicist at Manning, Maxwell and Moore (MM&M) in Bridgeport, Conn., I figured I had nothing to lose and made an appointment. A young engineer, sporting a bowtie, by the name of Joseph Engelberger, interviewed me—he hired me on the spot. Little did I suspect that this decision sealed my fate, as our association would change manufacturing the world over. Nor could I know that with his combination of entrepreneurship, marketing, and natural affinity for promotion he would become the “Father of Robotics.”

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Congressmen Doyle and Wamp Launch Congressional Caucus on Robotics

On June 20, 2007, Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle and Tennessee Congressman Zack Wamp announced the formation of a bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Robotics. The caucus will focus on key issues facing the nation’s traditional industrial robotics industry as well as issues critical to growing companies, markets, …

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Robotics Meets New Age DIY

ROBOT NEWS This technology celebration and family picnic takes experimenting with modern technology to new heights with mods, special DIY projects and visionary hacker developmental work. Parallax, Robot Society of America, FIRST VEX, FIRST LEGO, Botball, the Robot Fighting League and other robotics groups and companies …

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560 Indiana Teachers Receive VEX Robots & Training

Thousands of additional students learning robotics & competing. A new and rapidly expanding robotics program in Indiana is enabling many thousands of high school students to design and build robots—and compete in robot challenges—as part of their school curriculums. This is an exciting development because the …

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