The Foundation for the Next Generation of Innovation

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NSF will invest in the multi-agency National Robotics Initiative (NRI) to help develop robots that work beside, interact cooperatively with, or assist people in manufacturing, space and undersea exploration, health care and rehabilitation, military and homeland security and surveillance, education and training, and safe driving. Biological systems provide architectural and operational blue prints to guide […]

LinkLog: Motivation and Success

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Extrinsic motivation is a great way to get people to do boring and repetitive tasks, but it actually harms performance on more creative tasks. Creativity is a surprisingly fragile thing. It comes from deep inside, and external concerns (most especially, “What will people think?”) seem to scare it away. via I spent most of […]