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Ken Gracey
09-16-2010, 04:06 PM
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/09/16/president-obama-announce-major-expansion-educate-innovate-campaign-impro

Significant announcement from the Obama administration this morning.

Ken Gracey
Parallax Inc.

Ravenkallen
09-16-2010, 06:59 PM
I am not sure Obama will live up to your expectations(I am not trying to start a political conflict). He has promised to start the "green" initiative and has promised to give us alternative energy...So far he has not lived up to those promises. He has spent a bunch of money on things like health care and cash for clunkers, when he could have been spending it on more worthwhile pursuits(Like this one) ...i think(this is just my opinion) that he is just trying to kiss up to voters to help his friends in November....I bet you could guess that i didn't vote for him, haha

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-17-2010, 03:25 AM
Drat! I was hoping this would be about about NASA and ramping up the effort to send robots into space at the expense of over-budget manned missions. Who hasn't been rooting for Spirit and Opportunity all these years? The nice thing about robots in space is that we don't have to bring them back. (Poor robots!)

Still, and even if incompletely realized, the initiative announced provides a much-needed boost to scientific and technical education in the U.S. For that reason alone, it should be received with open arms. I hope it succeeds.

-Phil

RobotWorkshop
09-17-2010, 04:29 AM
With the debates coming up the robots will probably be more like these:

http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/12566.aspx

Start building!

Robert

Ravenkallen
09-17-2010, 05:56 AM
@robot workshop.... i call the blue one, haha