White House hosts Google+ Hangout; NASDAQ gets new ETF targeting robotics and automation
Leading roboticists talked about their recent projects and what inspired them to become involved with robotics at a White House hosted Google+ Hangout Friday. The event was covered by many media including the Washington Post.
Participants in the mostly online chat included Vijay Kumar, Tom Kalil, John Green, Rodney Brooks, Daniela Rus, Matt Mason, Robin Murphy and Allison Okamura.
What with summer blockbuster movies Pacific Rim, Elysium, World’s End and Iron Man 3 emphasizing that the public loves robots, the White House’s Google+ Hangout, and other similar events, it’s no surprise that the financial community would take notice as well. Exchange Traded Concepts (ETC) just filed regulatory paperwork detailing an exchange traded fund (NASDAQ:ROBO) which will target the growing global robotics industry. [Generally, stocks are launched 75 to 90 days after filing.]
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