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,,,"
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)