13: Helen Greiner — Robot Queen

Listened to the full episode on iTunes. Huge thanks to Bilal Zuberi @bznotes for the intro to Helen.

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Helen Greiner demonstrating a CyPhy Works drone
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The TRS-80 (Model I) was released by Tandy in 1977 and sold through RadioShack- “TRS” stood for “Tandy Radio Shack” and the “80” referenced the Z-80 microprocessor. It used Level I BASIC, had 4k RAM and cost $600 (~$2400 today.) It was one of the first PCs and sold better than Apple in the early 1980s. [Source]
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In 2000 iRobot teamed up with Hasbro to create the “My Real Baby” doll
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The Omnibot 2000 was a remote-controlled personal robot made by Tomy in the 1980s. It did not have a real onboard programmable computer but could pour drinks from a serving tray and playback audio. His eyes also flashed.
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510 PackBot performs reconnaissance for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection, building and route clearance, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), HazMat handling, improvised explosives device (IED) detection. [More info]
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The Roomba 880
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Helen in Wired, “Why Robots are as Interesting as Humans
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In 2016 UPS and CyPhy Works collaborated on test delivering medicine to a summer camp on Children’s Island near Boston [full video]
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Greiner, Brooks and Angle at the iRobot IPO in 2005
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A CyPhy drone
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In May 2015 Greiner was part of the inaugural Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) class and took her drone to the White House. [Read her account here]
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered a technology and engineering literacy test in 2014. Out of 21,000 eighth-grade students surveyed 45% of girls scored proficient compared to 42% of boys. [Source]
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The self-aware Roomba ponders the meaning of life [@selfawareroomba]
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❤ Helen Greiner with R2-D2 ❤

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