Dean Kamen

Aug. 12, 2011

Technology's Odd Couple Teams Up For Science

Musician will.i.am and inventor Dean Kamen are working together to get kids interested in robotics.

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Oct. 22, 2010

Dean Kamen

He's invented everything from an insulin pump to the Segway Transporter. He started the FIRST Robotics competitions for students. And now, he has his own television show.

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Apr. 25, 2008

Building Social Robots

Sure, robots can weld car parts or stack cartons on an assembly line. But can they develop friendships with people? In this hour, Ira talks with inventors developing robots with personalities. How soon will it be before social, lovable robots enter our ho

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