Robots: Celebrating Invention

Posted 11 Sep 2009 at 08:29 UTC (updated 11 Sep 2009 at 08:30 UTC) by mwaibel Share This

For many engineers Dean Kamen embodies invention at its best: Inventor of the prosthetic "Luke" arm, the IBOT, the portable insulin pump and the Segway, he has filed more than 400 patents and founded his own company dedicated to innovation. But while Kamen may be the greatest inventor alive, his greatest passion is an initiative to encourage children to get engaged in engineering and science. And it works: Last year 17'594 teams like the one shown above participated in Kamen's FIRST robotics initiative. In the latest episode of the Robots podcast Dean Kamen speaks about the spirit of invention that drives him to create products that improve lives, shares details on the Luke arm, and describes the FIRST initiative. To learn more about Kamen's inventions and to listen to the interview head on over to the Robots website.

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