Sunday, December 22, 2013

IHMC brings more attention to region

While Airbus promises to make the Gulf Coast region a showcase in the field of aerospace, a home-grown organization that's attracted some of the best scientific talent in the world is making this region a showcase in the dynamic and growing field of robotics. The Pensacola-based Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition came in second in a two-day robotic competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, beaten only be a team from Japan. Sixteen teams competed, and IHMC outscored every team from the United States, including Carnegie Mellon, MIT, NASA and other internationally known names. (Source: GCAC, 12/22/13)