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How Women Are Leading The Effort To Make Robots More Humane

How Women Are Leading The Effort To Make Robots More Humane | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

For me, my nascent interest in mechanics manifested itself in my Matchbox car collection. One day, a neighbor’s mother saw me with my miniature parking lot and cried, "Cars are for boys! Those aren’t for you!"

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Girls show increased interest and skill in STEM robotics program - Tampa Bay Times

Girls show increased interest and skill in STEM robotics program - Tampa Bay Times | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Directing women to fields in science and technology begins with inspiration in their youth. TAMPA — The girls robotics team at Stewart Middle Magnet School didn't even know how to program a Lego Mindstorms robot in March.
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Lego Robotics Day at Rucker presented by IBM

Lego Robotics Day at Rucker presented by IBM | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Fourth grade teacher Kurt Hentschke watches his students play with their Lego Mindstorm robots Friday at Rucker Elementary School during the Lego Robotics Day presented by IBM.

I love STEM initiatives but I can't help but notice that the girls are in background at computers not in foreground with robots.
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"Gangbang Interviews" and "Bikini Shots": Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem

"Gangbang Interviews" and "Bikini Shots": Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
For startups like Path, recasting geek identity with a frathouse swagger is a dangerous game.

Tasneem Raja takes us through a growing list of 'sexist' flare ups in codeland generally and startups in particular, with many examples including SXSW and Geeklist. She adds to the collection of thoughtful responses such as Chris Yee at MEGA Startup Weekend, Adria Richard, Dan Shapiro and Rachel Balik at Forbes.

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Why American women are too smart to become robotics engineers

Why American women are too smart to become robotics engineers | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The lack of women in robotics is quite palpable.  I’m not going to quote statistics about the lack of women in robotics because the readers of this blog have been in robotics engineering shops and ...
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Lego for girls, this time hardware-hacker style

Lego for girls, this time hardware-hacker style | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
One hacker has her own idea of what a Lego set for girls should be. If 10,000 people agree with her, the toymaker could find itself producing her hacker-focused design. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Crave.
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Beyond Chic.: Mr. Asahi @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Beyond Chic.: Mr. Asahi @ Changkat Bukit Bintang | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

It's not new robot news. It's news because it's ordinary work for these girls, touring with Mr Asahi, the beer serving robot, around SEAsia. It's news because it's 'beyond chic'. Think we're at the tipping point.

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