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White House hosts Google+ Hangout; NASDAQ gets new ETF targeting robotics and automation

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10 August 2013



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wtg_logo_blogLeading 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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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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