U.S. celebrates first National Robotics Week

This week sees the celebration of the first “National Robotics Week” in the US. “Being one of the early advocates for Microsoft’s activities in robotics since late 2003, and as Microsoft Research’s representative (with Tandy Trower for Microsoft Robotics) in the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) efforts to create a “national road-map” for robotics technology, I’m […]

This week sees the celebration of the first “National Robotics Week” in the US. “Being one of the early advocates for Microsoft’s activities in robotics since late 2003, and as Microsoft Research’s representative (with Tandy Trower for Microsoft Robotics) in the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) efforts to create a “national road-map” for robotics technology, I’m thrilled to see great momentum in both research and commercial robotics in US and beyond. All of us at Microsoft Research wish great success to participants & partners involved in multitude of events across the country,” notes Microsoft. “National Robotics Week recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. National Robotics Week is a product of a 2009 effort by leading universities and companies to create a “national road-map” for robotics technology.”

An IPRE personal robot used to help learn computer science

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