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Robot Roundup Spring 2017

Time for an occasional robot roundup, where we look at advances in robotics.

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Cobots. One of the big trends at the moment is development of cobots, or collaborative robots. It’s a friendly name for you helping the robot do its work until you are no longer needed, though they advertise these as robots to work with humans.

For example, here’s a robotic arm that can be placed next to humans and do work such as screwing, drilling, and buffing. The big innovation? Torque control, to be able to detect when it collides with anything at all. Previous robotic arms hand a tendency to snap humans in half if they collided. This one can avoid those sorts of accidents.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 5/22/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/22/17

Monday, May 22, 2017

12:00 am Rivergarden: Michael Hertz & Bunny Macauley 4/28/17

1:00 am Carolina Stories - Down but Not Out

2:00 am Champlain College 2017 Student Video Showcase

3:43 am Bradley House Groundbreaking Ceremony 5/1/17

4:00 am Vote for Vermont - Mental Health Policing

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Organ Barn Concert & Cookout on May 28 features Virtuoso Justin Hartz

Guilford, Vt. - Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG), now in its 51st Concert Season, is preparing for its 9th annual Spring Recital in the Organ Barn at Tree Frog Farm, the site of its founding event in 1966. Each season begins with an organ concert in this intimate barn on Labor Day Weekend. Over the past decade, a sort of "bookended" concert towards the end of FOMAG's season has given the organization a second opportunity to celebrate its roots. This spring's concert is at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, and is followed by an optional holiday cookout.

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Death by a Thousand Twits

After a pair of incarnations spanning seven or so years, my sense is that the terminal phase of this application is at hand.

Many millions of users have now acclimated to the deluge of data drops like teens hitting the flumes at a bar-mitzvah waterpark afterparty, and it's made the ride so snide, so baked with innuendo and hyperbole, so locked and loaded, so half-cocked, so hyper, so meta, anticipatory as the storied pisstape, it's nigh impossible now to sift the once tasty nectars from its stem.

More than many never got it…”What do I wanna do spend my day hearing about an anime gecko’s lunch strategy and calorie totals?”. Or something to that effect.

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The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can You Help Us?

We are inviting artists throughout the region to participate in our new logo contest. We are looking for artists to design a new logo for use by the Arts Council of Windham County & for our Gallery Walk! Our logo contest is being supported by a number of sponsors including the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, Latchis Theatre, Mondo Mediaworks, River Gallery School, T.J. Buckley's, and Zephyr Designs.

We are searching high and low for an artist or designer to craft new logos for use for the Arts Council of WIndham County and with our monthly Gallery Walk, is that you? Entries can include a range from typography and photography to drawing, painting or other types of visual submissions. We do understand that there is a range of art forms and in the future, the Arts Council of Windham County will be inviting artists from other genres to participate in creating other kinds of materials for the Arts Council.

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Picnic and Circus Arts Performance by the River, May 26, Brattleboro

Come celebrate being outside by the Connecticut River!

New England Center for Circus Arts and the artists of the From the River, To the River public art project invite the community to a potluck picnic and circus arts performance on Friday, May 26, at 5:30 on the banks of the river.

Students in New England Center for Circus Arts’ Foundation program will perform their river-themed production “Unknown is the Ripple” against the backdrop of the river and art installations at 23 Depot Street in Brattleboro. Bring a picnic, and join us in welcoming summer and celebrating the life force of the river. Lemonade and house-made pub chips with Whetstoner Sauce, thanks to Whetstone Station and Brewery!

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Caravan of Thieves and The Dupont Brothers at Next Stage on Saturday, May 20

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet Caravan of Thieves, plus indie-folk-rock duo The Dupont Brothers, at Next Stage on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 pm.

For the past nine years, Caravan of Thieves has roamed the North American continent recruiting a family of avid thrill seekers at their high energy shows. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs.

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Play Auditions in Guilford

Guilford Center Stage announces open auditions for its October premiere of To Their Appointed End: the One-Act Plays of Jean Stewart McLean.  There will be two sessions of auditions: Saturday, May 20, from 10 am to Noon, and Wednesday, May 24, from 6 to 8 pm, at Broad Brook Grange in Guilford.  William Stearns directs the production.

There are a number of roles for men and women from about age 20 and up.  No reservation is needed, and auditioners may arrive anytime during the 2-hour session.  Those trying out may prepare or bring a dramatic reading, or a passage from a play of their choosing, of about one minute in length.   Director Stearns will also have passages from the one-acts available for those who wish to try some dialogue.  Stage helpers are welcome, also.

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BrattRock Youth Rock Festival Announces New Events; Performer Registration Now Open

Planning is underway for this year's BrattRock--The Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival. Now in its second year, the festival's mission is to provide a venue for musical youth from Brattleboro and the surrounding region to connect, learn, perform, inspire, and be inspired. Events and activities emphasize both educational and performance opportunities. Participation is free and open to youth under age 20 who are musicians, or who have an interest in music or the music industry. 

Last year's inaugural event included workshops offered by local music professionals, including Samirah Evans, Kevin Parry, and Aaron Chesley. The public concert held at 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro, featured live performances by 14 area youth bands on two different stages and drew an audience of over 400 spectators. 

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BCTV Schedules Week of 5/15/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/15/17

Monday, May 15, 2017

12:00 am Brattleboro We Can Spring Into Action 2017

3:00 am Nuclear Waste - From VT Yankee to Texas 5/6/17

4:45 am All About BCTV! (2017 Mini-Doc)

5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show 5/12/17

5:30 am You and Your Health - Episode 1

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