Sherman Williamson

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A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time

Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher.<p>Quin Etnyre walks to the front of a crowded room at Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in Pasadena, California. He adjusts his laptop on the workbench, then looks up and addresses the class. …

Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don’t Fire Us?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>This is a story about the future. Not the unhappy future, the one where climate …

Will the Robots Steal Your Paycheck? BREAKING: They Already Have ...

A new study finds that labor's share of the world's income is plunging, and suggests the technology boom is to blame.<p>For three decades, wages have evaporated as a share of the economy. Meanwhile, the proportion of national income consumed by profits, dividends, and capital gains has steadily grown. …

Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)

There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration …

Crowdfunding the Cheapest Robots in Silicon Valley: A VC's View

They wanted to show me origami robots: electronic creatures built by simply folding paper (in this case laser-cut cardboard) and adding simple …

Play-i building educational, programmable robots for kids

We've seen software and even TV shows that teach younger kids about technology, but we haven't really seen ready-made educational robots for that age group -- and no, AIBO and Furby don't count. Play-i, a new startup involving former Apple and Google employees, thinks it's time that the younger set …

A new kit that makes customized robotics affordable

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Robotics is awesome — but incredibly expensive. Building a humanoid robot to look cute and cater to your whims with nifty …

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming.<p>And then there are robots that get the job done.<p>That’s the vision of a group of four tech …

The Robots Are Coming (To Mow Your Lawn)

Unwilling to waste one more sunny Saturday mowing, PopMech Senior Tech Editor Glenn Derene tests the new breed of grass-cutting robots.<p><b>For some people, mowing the lawn is a</b> meditative experience—a chance to tune out while getting a little exercise walking behind the lawnmower, inhaling the scent of …

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Can Google build its own ‘Nexus car’ without the help of automakers?

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Cisco Systems<p>Google(s goog) is weighing building its own line of self-driving cars independent of the automakers, …