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Wayne State Is MI Mobility Institute’s First Educational Partner

The Michigan Mobility Institute, an organization working to create a new crop of mobility professionals with skills in artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, and other related fields, has chosen its inaugural educational partner. Jessica Robinson, the institute’s executive director, says Wayne State University’s College of Engineering will lead development of a graduate-level advanced mobility education curriculum. […]

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Only a Few Tix and Demo Tables Left for Robo Madness—Get Yours Now

Robo Madness: The A.I. Explosion is still almost two weeks away. But time to get tickets and demo tables is running out—as we are almost sold out of both. Not only will this year’s robotics forum feature fireside chats, panel discussions, and engaging keynotes with some of Boston’s top leaders in the field, we are […]

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MI Roundup: Automation Alley, Baker College, Google DevFest, & More

Here’s a look at startup and innovation news from around Michigan: —Automation Alley, a Southeast Michigan technology business association, has released its annual economic report, and it contains a bold prediction: The region will outperform Silicon Valley in several key areas, including revenue, R&D investment, and hiring. To compile the report, Automation Alley surveyed senior […]

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Robots, 3D Printing on Mars, and LittleBits at Maker Faire New York

Show and tell is reaching out to the solar system. Over the weekend, the local edition of Maker Faire opened up shop at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. The annual event, born out of San Francisco and produced by Maker Media, is held simultaneously at cities around the world to give the public […]

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A Season of Spirit and Steel at the NYC FIRST Robotics Regionals

Down in the crew pits, Team 354—the G-House Pirates—made their last checks and tweaks on their robot. Whining gears and the hum of motors filled the air and everyone was sporting safety glasses. Some of the robots were strictly business, built to get the job done with no-nonsense looks. Other teams had constructed machines that […]

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FIRST Robotics Encourages Healthy Competition and Strong Relationships With Engineering Field

Last weekend, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) held a Regional Robotics Competition for 53 teams at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. High school students were challenged with the opportunity to test themselves as engineers and problem solvers. The game, called LOGO Motion, pits alliances of three robots against each other and awards […]

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Teams From MA, RI, and CT Take Top Three Spots at Boston FIRST Robotics Competition

Fifty-three teams battled it out on Saturday at the Boston regional edition of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, a robot-building contest for high school students celebrating its 20th anniversary season year. The nonprofit behind the competition was founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen. Each year, student teams get […]

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The End of a Recession, the Beginning of a Talent Crunch

The longest recession in U.S. history officially ended in June of this year, according to the National Bureau of Economic Statistics. Yet people in Washington State, even in the technology sector, are still feeling the pinch. Between July and August of this year, our state lost more than 9,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau […]

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UW’s O’Donnell Leads National Summit to “Sexify” Engineering, Inspire Students, Entrepreneurs, VCs

Engineering has an image problem. Sure, it’s the technical backbone of many things people use every day, from airplanes, cars, and buildings to new medicines, mobile devices, and the Internet. But it doesn’t always attract the best and brightest young people interested in solving society’s biggest problems or changing the world. That’s because people often […]

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FIRST Robotics Regionals Bring Sports Fervor to Engineering

I’m a Boston University alum, so Saturday wasn’t the first time I’ve witnessed two teams battling it out on Agganis Arena’s court, shooting with finesse and aggressively blocking, as fans cheered loudly from the stands. Well, it was a little different than what I had previously witnessed, to be completely honest. The members of said […]

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