Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

2017 Review

PostedDecember 31, 2017

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LEDE: As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at a few of this year’s engineering innovations that we covered.

Randy Atkins: From smart trash cans to equally innovative pain management…

Hunter Hoffman: We’ve been able to show big reductions in pain related brain activity during virtual reality.

Randy Atkins: …2017 has been a year full of engineering achievements, including a robotic poker player.

Tuomas Sandholm: The best artificial intelligence program for solving incomplete information games has actually surpassed the strategic reasoning capability of the best humans.

Randy Atkins: That skill may also help us solve important real-world problems…but our future is really in the hands of young people like those who participated in the FIRST Global robotics competition.

Dean Kamen: We really can create, for the first time ever, a generation of kids that are a global network of problem-solvers that will be prepared to deal with the issues that are so critical to humanity.

Randy Atkins: With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.