robotics http://wwno.org en The Rigors Of Robotics: After-School Programs At Military And Maritime Academy http://wwno.org/post/rigors-robotics-after-school-programs-military-and-maritime-academy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These days there’s lots of talk about preparing young people for real life occupations after college. But here in New Orleans, </span><a href="http://enrollnola.org/round-2-apply-now/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">one unusual high school</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is having that conversation with their students now. On this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> goes to </span><a href="http://nomma.net/parents.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk with one faculty member about what’s going on there.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 54961 at http://wwno.org Rodney Brooks, Co-Founder Of Rethink Robotics http://wwno.org/post/rodney-brooks-co-founder-rethink-robotics Jessica Harris talks to Rodney Brooks, co-founder of Rethink, a company that makes robots for the manufacturing industry. In 1990 Dr. Brooks founded iRobot, which makes robots for the consumer and defense industries. Their first consumer product was the Roomba, the robot that vacuums for you. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Rodney+Brooks%2C+Co-Founder+Of+Rethink+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjIwNTkwMDEzMjI4NDY0MjY4ZTBlNA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:05:08 +0000 Jessica Harris 23078 at http://wwno.org