My great-grandfather, Harry, was a signals operator in World War I. Wireless communication in trench warfare was still in its very early stages and, tragically, the radio he was using blew up in his face, leaving him only able to see shadows due to corneal damage. His eyesight deteriorated over the years, and by the time I was a teenager, he was living in an armed forces care facility with other unsighted veterans (and, to my morbid fascination, had replacement glass eyes).
There are plenty of robots in Dr. Luis Sentis's Human Centered Robotics Laboratory. The most famous one he's worked on in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin is the 6-foot, 2-inch, 300-pound R5 (codename: Valkyrie). R5 lives at the NASA Johnson Space Center, although there are now several R5 versions manufactured for research purposes elsewhere.
I'm in a Salt Lake City technology research park standing behind a massive dual-armed industrial robot, the Guardian GT. It's the size of an all-terrain vehicle with the outward appearance of an armored tank. An engineer from Sarcos Robotics hands me a pair of safety glasses and a lab coat. I step onto the platform, slip my left hand into the electro-mechanical remote operator, curl my fingers around the trigger, and stand up strong and straight, ready to feel the force.
....the conversation is now changing as Baby Boomers age; the generation that decided to "turn on, tune in and drop out" is not planning to "go gentle into that good night." #SAPGA in #Coloradohttps://t.co/xFu5rMaxsx
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".