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International Robotdalen Innovation Award

International Robotdalen Innovation Award | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The award is aimed towards researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs with commercially valid robotics solutions.
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Pareidolic robot looks for faces in clouds (Wired UK)

Pareidolic robot looks for faces in clouds (Wired UK) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Product designer Neil Usher has built a robot that aims to "improve the efficiency of our leisure time" by automatically scanning for faces in clouds...
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African Robotics Network (AFRON)

The goal of the AFRON "10 Dollar Robot" Design Challenge is to design a new class of affordable robots for learning (especially in primary and secondary schools). Robots excite people of all ages. Their physical behavior in response to programs and/or sensors inspires student interest in computers, science, math, and engineering more broadly. However, existing platforms are often too expensive for students in many African countries and other emerging economies (this competition is open to anyone worldwide).

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Robotics In Everyday Life by Julian Grote » Yanko Design

Robotics In Everyday Life by Julian Grote » Yanko Design | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
I guess we have Hollywood and the Japanese to blame for our perception of a robot. Most often seen as a human clone, can you imagine it to be a device around your wrist? Designer Julian Grote explains, “the focus of the ...
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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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Chris Anderson's New 'Maker' Vision - Forbes

Chris Anderson's New 'Maker' Vision - Forbes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

No longer is a ‘factory’ the basis of a company’s scale or speed of growth. Rapid Prototyping technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and shared workspaces like TechShop are democratizing innovation in the physical world of atoms.

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How Lark Went From Idea to Apple Store in One Year

How Lark Went From Idea to Apple Store in One Year | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Product design is difficult. Venture capitalists joke that 'hardware' should be two four-letter words because of all the profanity entrepre...
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In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars

In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five years ago, Justin Edmund arrived at Carnegie Mellon University, a floppy-haired freshman, with artistic talent and dreams of joining a venerable design firm like IDEO or (In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars...
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