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President Obama to Address U.S. from CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center
06/23/11 — Just over a week since his gaffe stating that technologies such as ATMs were hurting the economy by taking jobs away from tellers and the resulting barrage of criticism from the right wing press, President Barack Obama seems to have done an about face and is now embracing these very same cutting-edge technologies - in particular those created at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). NREC's impressive roster of technological innovations range from crowd-sourced vehicles to complex modeling software aimed at driving the development of the next-generation of increasingly sophisticated robots. The President will address the U.S. tomorrow…


Carnegie Mellon Launches $7 Million Initiative Using Robots To Boost Science and Technology Majors
07/14/10 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is sponsoring a program called Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration that is designed to increase the number of college students majoring in computer science, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (CS-STEM). A new four-year, $7 million educational initiative by Carnegie Mellon University will leverage students’ innate interest in robots and other forms of “hard fun” to increase U.S. enrollments in computer science and steer more young people into scientific and technological careers. The initiative, called Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE), is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and designed to reverse…






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