Robotics http://wvtf.org en Drones & Jobs http://wvtf.org/post/drones-jobs <p>There’s been a lot of attention on Drones recently.&nbsp; But alongside concerns about privacy and military applications, is potential job creation in Virginia as a new industry rises.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Virginia is one of seven sites selected for Drone testing research projects.&nbsp; That got Virginia Tech’s office of economic development thinking about what that might mean for the state if this new industry takes off.&nbsp; Estimates are as many as 100,000 jobs could be created, nationwide over the next ten years.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:18:23 +0000 Robbie Harris 18046 at http://wvtf.org Drones & Jobs Virginia Tech Selected as Drone Research Site http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-tech-selected-drone-research-site <p>Virginia Tech is one of six sites that will test drones as part of push to integrate them into the nation’s airspace in the next few years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:44:29 +0000 Robbie Harris 15300 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Tech Selected as Drone Research Site Martha Rosler's Theatre of Drones http://wvtf.org/post/martha-roslers-theatre-drones <p></p><p>Charlottesville is the first city in the nation to pass a law restricting the use of drones in its airspace, and now a New York City artist has created a special show on that subject.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:33:56 +0000 Sandy Hausman 6596 at http://wvtf.org Martha Rosler's Theatre of Drones TechNite http://wvtf.org/post/technite <p>In Hollywood there’s the ‘Oscars.’&nbsp;&nbsp; In Nashville, the Country Music Awards. &nbsp;In the New River and RoanokeValleys, it’s the “Tech” Awards.&nbsp;</p><p>Every year, the Roanoke- Blacksburg Technology council honors its stars.&nbsp;</p><p>This Thursday (5/16/13) evening, 600 people will gather at the Hotel Roanoke for an awards ceremony and party announcing the&nbsp; winners of the Roanoke/ Blacksburg Technology Council’s Tech Nite Awards.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:24:15 +0000 Robbie Harris 4374 at http://wvtf.org TechNite Cyber Teachers http://wvtf.org/post/cyber-teachers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most educators agree that kids learn best when teachers tailor their approach, working one-on-one with students, but it’s too expensive for every child to have his or her own teacher.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Now, however, a Virginia psychologist is hoping to create a computer that can teach individualized lessons, adjusting speed and content based on a student’s face. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:35:51 +0000 Sandy Hausman 2008 at http://wvtf.org Cyber Teachers