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White House to host a “We the Geeks” hangout on Robots!

August 7th, 2013 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 4.31.46 PMThe White House has been hosting a series of Google+ hangouts called “We the Geeks” that highlight the future of scientific innovation in the United States.  The next hangout will focus on Robots, scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2pm EDT.  From the White House:

You’ll meet American inventors giving robots incredible new capabilities in manufacturing and medicine. You’ll also hear how the Obama Administration’s National Robotics Initiative is accelerating innovations that will expand the horizons of human capacity and potentially add over $100 billion to the American economy in the next decade.

The Hangout will be moderated by Vijay Kumar, Assistant Director for Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems, and Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and will feature a panel of these leading experts:


Daniela Rus is a current member of the Computing Community Council (CCC) and Robin Murphy is a former member of the CCC.  Tune in to hear what they and the other panelists have to say on this exciting topic.  You can view the hangout live on or the White House Google+ page on Friday, August 9, at 2:00 pm EDT.


White House to host a “We the Geeks” hangout on Robots!

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