Steadily the robotics movement gains traction. Contracts are being given, funding is arranged, companies are expanding, and all the while a stream of youths are inspired to enter STEM career paths. Here are a few recent developments and awards …
“Our new premises allow us to increase daily production to more than 150 robots. This expansion of production capacity is urgently needed, as we plan to sell 2,000 robots in 2014. Furthermore, we plan to keep doubling our sales every year from 2014 to 2017,” says Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of Universal Robots.
The 2014 Edison Awards were held on April 30 in San Francisco and included the following robotics-related winners:
“We embed non-traditional and engaging new methods to teach abstract math and science concepts, ensuring the next generation’s career and college readiness. Our educators are constantly seeing breakthroughs in students’ understanding, thanks to the robots and the integrated learning experience we bring” said Elad Inbar, the company’s CEO.
Last weekend concluded both the FIRST Robotics Championships and the VEX Robotics World Championship: