By Scott D. Johnston For GH Newspaper Group In the world of organized high school robotics competitions, it may be that size doesn’t really matter. Smarts and savvy seem to be the secrets of success. How else to explain that members of the 4-H Ocosta “Fishy Business Inc.” … [Read More...]
This Detroit Catholic Central Robotics team — one of five at the school — took top honors, winning the Excellence Award at the VEX Robotics State championship. Team members are (from left) Nick Azzouz, Grant Zydeck, Sean Cornellier, Evan Williams, Justin Sanderson and Wesley Campbell. They will compete against teams from across the globe in April.(Photo: Submitted)
Plymouth resident Justin Sanderson has not seen his father Stephen Sanderson — a career soldier in the U.S. Army stationed in South Carolina — in more than 15 months.
However, thanks to the special efforts of his teammates from a high school robotics program, things are about to change for the Detroit Catholic Central High School junior.
Justin and his father will be reunited in late April in Louisville, Ky., when Justin and his teammates compete against 1,400 robotics teams from around the world, including Australia, China and Canada,
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(CNN) – What do you do when you’re a student who wants to compete in robotics competitions — and you’re blind? Well, you go to the dark side, of course.
The Dark Side is the name of a robotics team in Iowa made up mostly of blind students. It’s taking part in a regional competition this weekend in Cedar Falls, Iowa, against dozens of other teams from the U.S., China and Brazil.
One of the team members said he asked teachers if they could form a team because they had something to prove.
“We can do it and we can pass it down to other visually impaired students. That’s our goal,” Danny Grimes told CNN affiliate KCRG.
Building with Braille
There’s eight students on the team: three blind students, three with very limited vision and two students who can
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Yelp Unveils ‘Top 50 Places to Eat in Indiana’ By Alex Brown Multimedia Journalist 2017-03-22T23:02:58Z
Indiana’s growing and diverse restaurant scene is taking center stage as popular customer review site Yelp releases its “Top 50 Places to Eat in Indiana in 2017” list. The rankings are based on Hoosier reviews of businesses in the site’s Food or Restaurant category. The owner of Goose The Market in Indianapolis, which ranks fourth on the list, says Indiana has been a good place to enter the often-risky restaurant business.
Ball State Begins Process of Tearing Down LaFollette By Dan McGowan Senior Writer/Reporter 2017-03-23T22:07:47Z
Demolition work is underway on a long-discussed project to replace Ball State University’s largest residence hall. The LaFollette Complex, which opened in 1967, houses around 1,900 students. The 530,000 square-foot facility will come down in stages, and, over the next few years, two new facilities will go up
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A look at how the company’s fast-fashion division supplements its digital data with face-to-face insights
Ever since the proliferation of digital and mobile channels, the topic of big data has been in vogue. But that doesn’t mean that face-to-face customer feedback has gone out of style. TechStyle’s fast-fashion division—home to apparel, footwear, and styling brands JustFab, ShoeDazzle, and PS—has proven this to be true with its in-person initiatives.
As a membership-based, online-only division with three million members, TechStyle’s fast-fashion sector has no shortage of data.
When customers first visit its brands, they’re asked to complete a style preference quiz. This quiz might ask them which pictured outfit they’d like to wear for a night out, or which pair of boots they’d want to have in their closet. Customers are also asked to provide their shoe and clothing sizes, as well
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Jessica is a business and finance writer, focusing on impact investing, social entrepreneurship and economic development. She previously reported for financial publications covering the global private equity, real estate and insurance markets.
In the near-term, AI will likely augment human workers, rather than replace them, taking over tasks rather than jobs themselves.
Still, whole categories of workers, from truck drivers to lawyer to radiologists, will be affected, and there likely will be fewer of them. Artificial intelligence will also create new jobs, but those are harder to imagine than the existing jobs that will likely be lost. In the long-term, AI could be a net job creator, according to researchers in Stanford’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.
This week, ImpactAlpha is extracting nuggets from Stanford’s 100-year look at AI’s long-term possibilities and dangers. AI may create new markets as information systems already have; think app
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More than 50 members of the US congress jointly signed and sent a letter to Chinese Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai regarding their “concerns” about China’s restrictions on its domestic cloud computing market, requesting that US enterprises be given unlimited access, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
China not long ago issued draft regulations on the safe and smooth operation of the cloud computing market to solicit public opinions.
The US has been vigorously pursuing its business interests in its interactions with China. The developing cloud computing market will generate huge commercial benefits. US enterprises have early-entry advantage and technological competitiveness, but Chinese enterprises boast great potential regardless.
Unlike commodity markets, cloud computing is vital for a country’s sovereignty and security. The cloud works like a huge database, as it stores comprehensive information concerning a country’s politics, economy, military and other aspects, as well as the information of millions of businesses, households and
To read more see the full post at: Security comes first in cloud computing - Global Times
COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Fuzzy Logic 4-H Robotics Club is participating at the 2017 SeaPearch Underwater Robotics Regional Competition, for 6th through 12th graders, on Sat., March 25 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.
4-H Fuzzy Logic Robotics Club members have been working all year building underwater robots. Two teams consisting of a total of seven members are representing Cape May County at the competition. The teams are: Triple Trouble – Josias Rodriguez, Michael Klein, and Keely Callaway and the Fuzzy Logic team of Sawyer Lomax, Jared Knights, and Hannah Seningen.
John Spriggs, Fuzzy Logic 4-H Robotics Club Leader, said, “The USCG Chiefs’ Club donated $300 to our club for the purchase of underwater robot kits, and our members have made great progress working with the robots navigating underwater and exploring the properties of buoyancy. We are so grateful to the Coast Guard
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by Tanya M. Anandan, Contributing Editor
Robotic Industries Association Posted 03/23/2017
Facing a widening skills gap, two years ago we made a Call for Action. A call for the robotics and automation community, for the greater manufacturing sector, for educators and policymakers, to step up their game in the quest to prepare our next generation of workers with the skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
In January, the most far-reaching move to date came with the formation of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. Boosted by $253 million in public and private funding, ARM is the first nationwide initiative of its kind to bring together leadership and expertise from academia, research, industry, government, and nonprofits in a collaborative effort to help revitalize American manufacturing.
ARM has a four-pronged mission:
Empower American workers to compete with low-wage workers abroad; Create and sustain new jobs to secure U.S. national prosperity; Lower
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Line-of-business technology spending will be nearly equal to spending by companies’ IT organizations by 2020 – in part because of the Internet of Things, according to market research firm IDC in a Thursday report.
The digital transformation that the Internet of Things presents for companies, such as reduced downtime and increased efficiencies, are causing the line-of-business organizations within companies to focus more on IT, said Naoko Iwamoto, senior market analyst with the IDC Japan IT Spending Group.
“Companies’ adaptation of innovation accelerators, such as Internet of Things, AI systems and 3-D printing … to both new product and service developments and day-to-day business operations has fundamentally increased line-of-business spending on IT,” he said.
IDC forecasts that line-of-business spending will have a compound annual growth rate of 5.9 percent through 2020, while technology spending by IT buyers will
To read more see the full post at: IDC: Internet Of Things Adoption Spurring Line-Of-Business Spending On IT - CRN
Every creative cook faces the challenge of choosing ingredients that combine deliciously. This is mostly a matter of culinary experience, intuition and imagination, plus a lot of trial and error. But Big Data can help, too.
Consider what I call the pizza problem: If you have 25 toppings, you can make 25 different one-topping pizzas, so it isn’t hard to think through which one you like best. But for a three-topping pie, you’ve got…
To read more see the full post at: For a Flavor Boost, Chefs Turn to Big Data - Wall Street Journal (subscription)