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John Payne
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Dispatcher for a circulator bus route (The HOP) which operates without a fixed schedule.
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Technical journalism. Programming in Swift for iOS and OSX. Dynamic balancing of distribution of buses in circulator bus route.
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My radio handle while working for Transfort, which came to feel like a name, was "five-eleven", I've also used "Sam" as a radio handle, and still answer to it about as quickly as to my own name.
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They say I learned to run before I learned to walk. I can't dispute this.
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I was born in Nebraska, raised from the age of three in southern Kansas, moved to Colorado shortly before my twentieth birthday, and have lived here, mainly in Boulder, for most of my adult life. I have long-standing interests in the martial arts (what brought me to Colorado in the first place) and in robotics, having come to this by way of the potential for robotics to radically transform agricultural practice for the better. More recently I've developed an interest in musical scales built from integer ratios of frequencies (Just Intonation), enough so that it drove me to learn to program for iOS, culminating in an iPad app in 2010 (long overdue for an update), and building upon that initial skill-set consumes much of my spare time, although I am now at least as interested in applying it to other things, including robotics.
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Boulder, Colorado
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Fairmont, Nebraska - Freeport, Kansas - Denver, Colorado - Plainfield, Vermont - Boulder, Colorado - Portland, Oregon - Fort Collins, Colorado
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Brain Corporation has placed themselves at the crossroads of machine learning and robotics. If they can deliver the ready-made solution they seem to be promising, their future will be bright indeed! http://www.braincorporation.com
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Flyability, a spin off company from LIS, EPFL and NCCR Robotics, has won the $1M inaugural UAE Drones for Good competition with Gimball, the world's first crash resilient drone. Flyabiliy_Gimball_Adrien_Briod. The award was initiated by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and ...
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The WELL: Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow & Jon Lebkowsky: State Of The World 2015
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It starts with a Kevin Kelly quote.
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Dear Robohub readers: We need your support. Robohub is growing. Robohub is now a community with over 150 contributors and more than 65000 unique visitors each month. In order for us to continue covering the latest in robotics research, bring in-depth coverage of conferences worldwide, ...
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“Let's use an imaginary example, to avoid confusion with real team loyalties, beginning with an imaginary sport, SpaceBall, played in zero gravity...”
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Cognify

I received a ton of great suggestions about a new word we can use to describe the act of making something smarter, as in adding AI to it.

I have no idea which of them, of any, will be used by others, but the term I am going to start to use is "cognify."  I feel comfortable that I can communicate something when I say that "next month I intend to cognify my new traffic app" or "I found that cognifying my clothes has lead to new insights about my behavior."  We'll see if that lasts.

Thanks to all who made suggestions. Feel free to use your own favorite term.
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“So many mouths to feed, we must do everything possible to feed them, or so goes the argument, used to justify practices that produce maximum yield (in the short term), while glossing over their long-term and collateral effects – exhausting soils, polluting streams and oceans, further contributing to climate change, and ensnaring farmers in a cycle of debt.”
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