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Obama reveals robotics initiative at CMU today
« on: June 24, 2011, 03:07:33 PM »
You'll find a video of his talk on this page:
http://www.wpxi.com/news/28338168/detail.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

He doesn't actually say much of anything in his talk, it's more of a 'we are awesome, vote for me again' speech. The initiative is $70 million - enough for about 100 mid-size research projects. It puts robotics on the minds of politicians which is (in theory) a good thing.

more info:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/obama-announces-major-robotics-initiative

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Re: Obama reveals robotics initiative at CMU today
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 03:13:40 PM »
Sounds Great...

If only Australian's stupid politicians would stop yelling at each other long enough to actually do something!!!!
ah well I suppose I could move to America ;)

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Re: Obama reveals robotics initiative at CMU today
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 03:26:20 PM »
Sounds Great...

If only Australian's stupid politicians would stop yelling at each other long enough to actually do something!!!!
ah well I suppose I could move to America ;)

I'm not sure if I am sensing sarcasm or if you actually think American politicians do things....lol
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Re: Obama reveals robotics initiative at CMU today
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 03:39:23 PM »
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if you actually think American politicians do things....lol
well, we know what Anthony Weiner does during meetings :D

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Re: Obama reveals robotics initiative at CMU today
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 04:10:06 PM »
I can't wait until politicians start banning certain types of robotics research. :-X

(not very different from stem cell bans, for example)

 


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