GE Global Research Center
On January 3rd, students from local area high schools demonstrated their FIRST® Robotics competition robots during a lunchtime presentation at the GE Global Research Center. Students and mentors were able to talk with GE engineers and scientists to discuss the benefits of FIRST®. The Research Center’s director Mark Little as well as Michael Idelchik, VP of Advanced Technology, were on hand to meet with the students. Students were also able to interact with Baxter (RethinkRobotics), a new development in low cost, behavior based robotics for manufacturing. GE currently sponsors and mentors several FIRST® Robotics Teams in the Capital District.