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President Obama approves $70 million for robotics; STEM problem not addressed

June 24, 2011

NSF, NASA, NIH and the Dept of Agriculture to provide $70 million to support research in next generation robots that will work closely with human operators – allowing new ability for factory workers, healthcare providers, soldiers, surgeons and astronauts to carry out key hard-to-do tasks. The overall goal is to foster “co-robots” that work closely with people.
Robotics funding is part of a larger Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. Details here.
Award-winning high school physics teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer has answer to STEM problem – and he’s successfully practicing it.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.


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