disaster http://wlrn.org en Simple Tasks, Heavy Burdens: Robot Engineers Compete To 'Save Humanity' http://wlrn.org/post/simple-tasks-heavy-burdens-robot-engineers-compete-save-humanity <p>The Pentagon hosted a <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/robots-are-invading-homestead" target="_blank">robotics competition at the Homestead Miami Speedway</a> over the weekend.&nbsp;It’s being called the "Robot Olympics."<br /><br />Teams from all over the world came to prove their robots’ agility at the Robotics Challenge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;trials</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The teams whose robots earn the top scores would get a shot at winning $2 million in the finals next year.</span></p><p>But the games are about much more than the cash:</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:43:38 +0000 Sammy Mack & Maria Murriel 25513 at http://wlrn.org Simple Tasks, Heavy Burdens: Robot Engineers Compete To 'Save Humanity' South Florida Offers Help, Hope To Oklahoma Tornado Victims http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-offers-help-hope-oklahoma-tornado-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When devastation on the scale of what we are seeing in Oklahoma City hits, the whole world feels the pain.</span></p><p class="p1">Especially in Miami, where we have had our city leveled and destroyed at various times in our history, notably Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992, <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/andrew/" target="_blank">which we recently revisited in a radio documentary</a>.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 14406 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Offers Help, Hope To Oklahoma Tornado Victims