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Make Baltimore center of robotics design and manufacturing: Ed Mullin [VIDEO]

This is Technically Baltimore’s One Big Idea. We’d like to use this space to allow technologists, community organizers, activists and other thought leaders in Baltimore city propose one idea for making this city a better place to live and work. As Technically Baltimore has written before, Ed Mullin is the self-proclaimed robot guy around town, when […]

The robotics lab inside Western High School.

This is Technically Baltimore’s One Big Idea. We’d like to use this space to allow technologists, community organizers, activists and other thought leaders in Baltimore city propose one idea for making this city a better place to live and work.
As Technically Baltimore has written before, Ed Mullin is the self-proclaimed robot guy around town, when he’s not otherwise serving in his role as CIO for Towson-based LCG Technologies.
It’s no surprise, then, that he believes Baltimore can be “Robot City, U.S.A.,” much in the same way that Detroit served the role of “Motor City” for decades.
He buttresses his argument with two main points, outlined in his One Big Idea video below:

  • The Baltimore region is to competitive robotics as western Pennsylvania is to high school football.
  • There are several organizations and companies close by  — Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense — that require workers skilled in robotics design and manufacturing.

Mullin’s son Kevin, a young robotics enthusiast himself who has competed in the VEX Robotics World Championship, assembled the video in Microsoft Movie Maker. Keimmie Booth, Western High School senior and member of the school’s robotics team, the RoboDoves, drafted the Power Point slide deck upon which the video is based. (The RoboDoves just returned from competing in this year’s VEX World Championship in California.)
Ed Mullin’s One Big Idea:

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