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Why Are Too Few Females in Robotics? Could It Be the Robots?

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  • Something good is happening in my local school district. One-third of this year's participants in the FIRST competition were female:

    https://www.facebook.com/roboctopi/photos/a.287501348065139.1073741827.287500974731843/1044668575681742/?type=1&theater

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,881
    Something good is happening in my local school district. One-third of this year's participants in the FIRST competition were female:

    https://www.facebook.com/roboctopi/photos/a.287501348065139.1073741827.287500974731843/1044668575681742/?type=1&theater

    -Phil

    Fantastic news Phil! Great photos on the facebook page.
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,106
    That is awesome, Phil!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 21,897
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    Just to keep the record straight, I'm not personally involved with FIRST. It came to my attention via a local newspaper article.

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,106
    Katy Byl is a professor of robotics at UCSB.

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,106
    Dr. Em sure likes robots, she has a series of robot reviews on Youtube.

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,881
    Thanks, erco - two keepers to RUS.
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,106
    HTH. You owe it to your followers to make a "the Ladies of RUS" calendar!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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