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

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24 June 2011



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