Robot Revolution is now at the Franklin Institute, and you can win a family 4 pack of tickets!
Oh, how things have changed since I was a naive young English major ten years ago. These days, degrees are getting ever more specialized, and increasingly tied to particular, useful jobs. Case in point: Johns Hopkins, where you can now get a degree that proves that you know how to build a robot, or parse a whole bunch of confusing data.
As the robot-obsessed among us already know, there are plenty of competitions for middle- and high-school robotics teams. Schools love these events because studies have shown that participating in robotics makes students more interested in math and science, The problem is, entering often involves registration fees and travel expenses that make them prohibitive for many Baltimore City public schools. That’s why Johns Hopkins created the Hopkins Robotics Cup, an initial step in building an a robust robotics scene in Baltimore.
A study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at 5,639 patients who’d been diagnosed as depressed — and found that only 38.4 percent of them met the 12-month criteria for depression. In other words, depression seems to be massively over-diagnosed and over-medicated in the United States.
On the subject of thought-controlled bionic arms and other amazing robots, we thought we’d let you know about an exciting opportunity to meet some of the most exciting robots out there today. Think of it as a sort of meet-and-greet, but not everyone in the room will be human.