Announced July 13, the program, Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE), is a carefully integrated mix of multiple tiers of web and technology teaching and assessment tools that will be systematically deployed by world experts at Carnegie Mellon and made available to educators and students nationally. The combined effect of these intertwined programs will be to expose unprecedented numbers of students to robotics and computer science lessons that, in turn, will lead to the development of the next generation of innovators.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 meâ€”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 â€œFather of Robotics.â€Read More »
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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »