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We the Geeks: Whitehouse hangouts celebrate robots, maker culture and more

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15 November 2013



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Last spring the Whitehouse launched We the Geeks, a series of Google Hangouts meant to highlight the future of American science, technology, and innovation. The latest hangout, playfully titled Don’t be Bored, Make Something was released today and includes among its panelists CEO of MakerBot Bre Pettis. Watch the full video below.

Other We the Geeks hangouts that robot enthusiasts would want to know about are:

We the Geeks: Robots, with Rodney Brooks of Rethink RoboticsDaniela Rus of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MITMatthew Mason from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Robin Murphy from the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M, and Allison Okamura from Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine Lab at Stanford.

We the Geeks: Asteroids, with Lori Garver of NASA, Bill Nye of the Planetary Society, former astronaut Ed Lu and CEO of B612 Foundation, Peter Diamandis form Planetary Resources, and Jose Luis Galache from the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.

We the Geeks: Grand Challenges, with Matt Grob on the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, IBM Fellow Rob High on Watson and the field of cognitive computing, National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program participant Kathryn Latham, and Sebastian Thrun on Google’s self-driving car and Google X.



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