i.am FIRST: Science is Rock & Roll

QUESTION:  If kids hate science and math, and love art and music how do you inspire a generation to embrace robotics? ANSWER: Hold a Robot competition with the the Black Eyed Peas. This Sunday to celebrate the 20th Annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship ABC Television … Read More

Westworld: The Original Cowboy Robot…

The reviews are in “Cowboys & Aliens” is a hit, having all the ingredients for success – movie stars, gunslingers, and robots.   This formula was first created in 1973 with the release of Westworld starring Yul Brynner . Westworld plays on humans’ appetite for debauchery, as it introduces us to … Read More

Happy Meals To Include Robots

 Yesterday, it happened.  McDonald’s blinked and added apples to their kid-friendly drug-inspired meals (a.k.a. “The Happy Meal”).  While fast food is still legal, it is against every law to kill oneself.   Kids easily get addicted to the sweet flavor of sugar/salt spiced fries with burgers nicely packaged in a gift  … Read More

World Cup Update: USA Beats Japan!

The crowd yells, “U-S-A… U-S-A”, but it is not Abby Wambach on the field playing Japan, its Abby Wam-BOT!  This past week in Istanbul, we saw a glimpse of the future of robotic soccer.  The world’s most popular sport is experiencing the greatest advancement since its founding in 1004 BCE in Japan.   RoboCup is a worldwide research … Read More