coondoggie writes: "With the goal of taking ideas for new robots off the drawing board and moving them into real-life situations, Carnegie Mellon University will host a series of competitions aimed at bringing new robotic technologies for manufacturing, healthcare and national security applications. Carnegie calls the competitions “RoboBowls” and says they will feature next-generation robotics challenges “intended to find and foster start-up and early-stage companies seeking to develop ‘big idea’ products and services,,,"
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken