The newest member of iRobot’s family is a disk-shaped doppelganger to the familiar Roomba vacuum cleaner. But rather than sending it scooting after dust bunnies, the company is pitching the $199 Create 2 as a programmable robot that is also an affordable educational and research tool. Read MoreWatching You Watching MeIntelligent Video system analyzes facial expressions in real time
It had all the makings of an ambush. At 1:45 p.m. on Monday, a half dozen adults tiptoed down the hall of the Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park, trying to remain unnoticed. But it was hardly a subtle procession: One carried a huge pink and white cake. Another juggled a sign that read “I love Computer Science” as they worked their way toward Nora LaCasse’s classroom.
Tim Rowe was surrounded.
It was a Thursday evening, and by 6:15 a crowd had already gathered on the fifth floor of the Cambridge Innovation Center, the shared office space that has hosted over 2,200 startups, including Android and Hubspot. Rowe founded CIC 15 years ago, and he continues to map out his vision for Kendall Square there.
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A Cambridge builder of health information systems is testing two pioneering medical technologies in West Africa that could help limit the transmission of Ebola from patients to doctors.
An electronic health record system and a robot with a two-way communication system — basically an iPad on wheels — are among the tools Deborah Theobald, co-founder of Vecna Technologies, brought to Monrovia, Libera, in late November. Read More