Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 2015
Last week, nine teams of high school students competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) were invited to the Comcast Center to demonstrate the robots they spent so much time building, followed by a tour, lunch, and a meeting with the company’s product development group. Meeting the Comcast team – and seeing the wall of patents held by them – really drove home the fact that this local company is at the forefront of media innovation.
Getting a chance to meet top executives at Comcast and have some of them drive the students’ robots showed how seriously Comcast takes its involvement in robotics and in building the next generation of technology leaders. It is not just a rich company writing a check; it is a company that truly understands the vision of changing our culture to appreciate and value inventors.
Jim Carr, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Robotics, West Windsor, midatlanticrobotics.com