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Top Universities for Engineering & Technology 2011-2012

The 50 best Engineering & Technology universities in the World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education. Official 2011-2012 results.

 

Naturally, I also appreciate Australia having 3 universities in top 50.

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Whittaker awarded the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal - IEEE Robotics ...

William Whittaker, an engineer whose pioneering development of field robotics created robots capable of working in challenging environments ranging from disaster sites to mines to outer space, is being honored by IEEE with ...
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The Third Industrial Revolution

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From the year 2000 to 2010 the number of manufacturing jobs in America fell by about a third. The rise of outsourcing and offshoring and the growth of sophisticated supply chains has enabled companies the world over to use China, India and other lower-wage countries as workshops. Now, the global financial crisis has people thinking it is time their countries returned to making stuff in order to create jobs and prevent more manufacturing skills from being lost. These factors, and technologies like robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence could help bring about a Third Industrial Revolution.


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O'Brien: When it comes to robotics, Silicon Valley is a follower, not a leader - San Jose Mercury News

O'Brien: When it comes to robotics, Silicon Valley is a follower, not a leader - San Jose Mercury News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
At a forum in Menlo Park this week, robotics industry leaders discussed a surprising problem: Silicon Valley is not the leading cluster of the emerging industry. It lags such regions as Boston and Pittsburgh.
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David Hanson on the Future of Arts, Design and Robotics

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An Interview by Natasha Vita-More

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David Hanson and I share a similar background in media, art and design. We both value new possibilities for human platforms for life extension. Where we are different is in our focus: I designed “Primo Posthuman” as a future body prototype for exploring theoretical ideas regarding regenerative media, nanorobots and AGI. Alternatively, David is actually building humanoid robots — including the Robokind commercial robot humanoid, and a variety of extremely realistic robot heads, incorporating unprecedentedly realistic facial expressions and voice. This interview covers some of David’s work in this area, including its exciting broader implications.


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Robotics | Industrial Robots: 50 Years and Going Strong | Control Design

The Industrial Federation of Robotics Looks Back on the 50-Year History of Industrial Robotics, Including Continued Growth Drivers in 2011's Record Year...
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£16m boost for UK robotics | Business Weekly | Technology | Biotechnology | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England

£16m boost for UK robotics | Business Weekly | Technology | Biotechnology | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Cambridge and Cranfield Universities are at the heart of a £16 million government initiative to boost the use of robotics in UK industry.
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Q&A: Explorer and Robotics Engineer on Historic SpaceX Flight

Q&A: Explorer and Robotics Engineer on Historic SpaceX Flight | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This is the second in a series of Wired Q&As with spaceflight experts leading up to SpaceX's launch. Read the first installment.We may b...
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