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Reginald Carson 2017-07-31
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On Friday afternoon, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu bounded onstage in Manchester like a high school quarterback at a pep rally.

Sununu was one of a parade of state and federal dignitaries lavishing praise and congratulations on inventor Dean Kamen at the official launch of BioFabUSA, a public-private partnership meant to bring together the technologies needed to create human organ factories.

A crowd of about 300 gathered for the event at the Manchester Millyard, a picturesque row of refurbished mill buildings that also house several of Kamen’s companies—including Deka Research and Development, home to the Luke Arm; FIRST, a popular high school robotics competition; and BioFabUSA’s organizer, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).

(Kamen is perhaps still best-known for his invention of the Segway motorized vehicle.)

In December 2016, the DoD awarded ARMI US $80 million over 5 years to scale-up manufacturing of human tissues and transplant organs, especially for injured soldiers and vets.

Industry and university partners contributed an additional $214 million to the effort, and Kamen set up a headquarters for ARMI at the Millyard.

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Michael Morehead 2018-01-01
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These days Kamen may be best known as the inventor of the Segway, that two-wheeled personal transport wonder that launched 1,000 internet memes.

“Everybody wants to have it.

Over the last few months we’ve been scrambling to put together an organization that will over the next five years deploy this $300 million dollars such that by the end of it we believe we’ll be making at industrial scale cells, tissues, skin and bone, and whole organs — kidneys, livers, lungs — to meet the desperate needs of people that need organ replacements, for which there will be no reasonable supply of donor organs.

DK: What I can tell you is we now have, in this regenerative medicine cohort that we’ve put together, 26 different world class university medical school affiliated research centers.

They’re each screaming ahead towards understanding the mechanism of action by which they can make that more realistic.

DK: Personally I don’t think whether they’re all in one room or separated makes a big difference.

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James Maloch 2016-10-13
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There are the policy experts, whom he calls cynics.

The plague, polio, smallpox — all were civilization-threatening epidemics until experimental scientists discovered new ways to combat them.

If that sounds like the kind of disruption that the tech industry has unleashed across the rest of the world, that s no accident.

Kamen, the founder of DEKA, a medical R company, says that the same trends that have empowered our computers and phones and communication networks will soon power a revolution in health care.

First we feel powerless before a disease.

It took decades to develop the process of dialysis, in which patients travel to a clinic and hook themselves up to machines.

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Leon Bailey 2021-04-29
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Seven Florida Inventors whose discoveries are saving lives, transforming the environment, and creating new technologies are named as 2021 Inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Among them are Dean Kamen, often referred to as the modern Thomas Edison due to the scope of his trailblazing inventions, including the Segway®; and Mark Dean, who holds three patents for the original IBM PC and is co-inventor of the ISA bus which revolutionized modern computing.
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August 14, 2019: FedEx in association with Manchester-based DEKA Research & Development Corporation has officially launched- Roxo, a battery-operated robot on August 6 in Manchester.

In February 2019, Fedex announced Roxo as an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.

Founder Dean Kamen, who has championed robotics research at DEKA; Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig; and Yeung attended the launch of Roxo at the City Hall Plaza.

Roxo is learning more and more every day, including navigating streets, interacting with pedestrians and climbing curbs," wrote Rajesh Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp and co-president and co-chief executive officer of FedEx Services on his LinkedIn page.

With a capacity to carry up to 100 pounds, Roxo can travel up to 10 miles per hour (mph), over puddles, potholes, steep slopes, sand, and curbs.

It has a flexible design, configuring cargo for single or multiple deliveries, and making the contents accessible only for the recipient.

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Evelyn Fowler 2016-07-11
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Luke is the name of a prosthesis, like Luke Skywalker's robotic hand controlled by thought.

The Star Wars-related prosthesis was developed by DARPA - the company that is known for its military robots and Segway inventor Dean Kamen.

Here it is demonstrated using a cardboard egg.

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Keith Brewton 2016-05-23
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Dean Kamen, the man who gave us the Segway, has teamed up with Toyota to bring back another one of his most fascinating transportation devices: the iBot.

The iBot debuted back in the late '90s as an innovative multi-wheel chair that gave wheelchair-bound users the ability to travel up steep stairways, elevate themselves to the height of a standing person and even traverse rough, outside terrain.

However, with a cost of about $25,000 per unit, the device simply didn't find enough users to stick around, as the device was officially discontinued in 2009.

Kamen even appears in a new video see below riding the iBot, detailing the vision and reasoning behind bringing the device back into the market.

"Our company is very focused on mobility solutions for all people," Osamu 'Simon' Nagata, chief administrative officer at Toyota Motor North America, said in a statement on Toyota's website.

"We realize that it is important to help older adults and people with special needs live well and continue to contribute their talents and experience to the world."

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James Talbot 2016-07-11
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If only our cyborg future would arrive yesterday.

Looking at reality though, we re eerily close to getting the artificial superhuman strength so long dreamed of by cyber enthusiasts.

Dean Kamen, creator of the futuristic recipe for obesity, the Segway, has been working on the LUKE Life Under Kinetic Evolution prosthetic arm for a long time.

The arm received FDA approval two years ago, and according to Mobius Bionics, the supplementary arm will be reaching the market in late 2016.

The arm has been in development for ten years, starting when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA looked for innovative approaches for a whole new generation of prosthetics for future amputees.

Shortly thereafter, DEKA Research, a company run by Kamen, started drawing up designs for a totally new breed of prosthetic.

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Harvey Broughton 2016-05-23
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Toyota has announced that it will collaborate with Segway inventor Dean Kamen to develop an advanced wheelchair for people with disabilities in one form or another.

Kamen began developing the super advanced wheelchair iBot already in the 1990s and part of the work on this later resulted in the vehicle Segway, which was presented in 2001.

Whether Kamen and Toyota collaboration will build on iBot is no information but it's not impossible that it will.

A iBot cost $ 25,000 and ended up sold on the market in 2009.

In the video above, you can check out how it looked and worked.

bloomberg.com

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Ricky Nesbitt 2016-06-21
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Fifteen years ago, dungaree-wearing inventor Dean Kamen introduced the first Segway.

The company was eventually sold off and is now owned by the Chinese firm Ninebot.

They had six-inch wheels and small, pressure-sensitive pads used to accelerate and decelerate.

They were split down the middle so you could steer by pressing down one foot or the other, and they shared some of the Segway s self-balancing technology.

However, like the Segway before it, the hoverboards would soon crash and, literally burn.

By February 2016, all hoverboards had been banned, at least until they could get Underwriters Laboratories Certification for the rideable devices and their chargers.

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Harold Roscoe 2016-05-23
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There s no question the iBOT was ahead of its time.

In fact, it s a jarring to see photos from more than a decade and half ago with inventor Dean Kamen seated in the motorized wheelchair next to Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.

All these years later, the mobility device s capabilities are still impressive, including power wheels that can walk up and down stairs, its ability to roll across tough terrain like grass and sand, and a rising seat that brings the user eye to eye with people standing nearby.

Over the years, Kamen who also happened to invent the Segway has made it known that he d like to see the chair make a comeback, but has thus far been unable to deliver on the promise.

Now a deal between the inventor s DEKA and Toyota is set to bring the project back to life.

We d like to take everything great about the iBot and enhance it with 15 years of improvements in technology, Kamen said in a video heralding the announcement.

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Quan Zhao 2016-06-02
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On pre-order today, the miniPRO is nominally a Segway, a brand and product that was the brainchild of maverick inventor Dean Kamen.

Segway/Ninebot is now a subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.

It’s designed to sit neatly between your knees and give the rider a level of stability and, perhaps, control that they might not find with existing self-balancing boards (hoverboards).

Segway’s product was among the first to get the new UL 2272 safety certification.

The rider also includes app-based anti-theft technology that will launch an alarm if someone other than you tries to move your miniPRO.

The pre-sale is live on Amazon right now and Segway says deliveries could happen as soon as the end of June.

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Cornell Lopez 2016-06-01
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On pre-order today, the miniPRO is nominally a Segway, a brand and product that was the brainchild of maverick inventor Dean Kamen.

Segway/Ninebot is now a subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.

It s designed to sit neatly between your knees and give the rider a level of stability and, perhaps, control that they might not find with existing self-balancing boards hoverboards .

Segway s product was among the first to get the new UL 2272 safety certification.

The rider also includes app-based anti-theft technology that will launch an alarm if someone other than you tries to move your miniPRO.

The pre-sale is live on Amazon right now and Segway says deliveries could happen as soon as the end of June.

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Betty Saliba 2019-02-27

FedEx is a courier delivery and logistics company; and in 2019, that means it must also have an autonomous delivery bot.

The bot, which will be tested this summer in select markets including FedEx’s hometown Memphis, is being developed in collaboration with DEKA Development & Research Corp. and its founder Dean Kamen, who invented the Segway and iBot wheelchair.

FedEx is working with AutoZone, Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to figure out how this whole autonomous bot business might actually function.

The initial test will involve deliveries between selected FedEx Office locations, the company said.

The underlying roots of the SameDay Bot is the iBot, one of Kamen’s inventions.

DEKA built upon the power base of the iBot, an FDA-approved mobility device for the disabled population, to develop FedEx’s product.

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Beatrice Patterson 2019-01-03
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Segway-Ninebot has morphed its signature electronic scooter technology for use in two new kinds of vehicles: the Shared Scooter Model Max and the Loomo Delivery robot.

With a focus on short-distance transportation, Segway-Ninebot is working on eco-friendly “last mile transportation” solutions to define the future of mobility.

The idea is to help urban dwellers more efficiently and effectively navigate shorter city distances and complete tasks.

Started by entrepreneur Dean Kamen in 1999, Segway was acquired in 2015 by Chinese tech firm Ninebot.

Segway-Ninebot will show off the new devices as well as other products at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas next week.

Its products include self-balancing e-skates, go karts, and multifaceted mobility robots.

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Rosalie Bishop 2019-04-13

A day after the big Episode IX reveal, Disney and subsidiary Lucas film announced that it will be donating $1.5 million to FIRST .

The non-profit group was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 to help teach STEM through initiatives like robotics competitions.

Disney’s money will go to provide education and outreach to the underserved communities on which FIRST focuses.

Details are pretty thin on precisely what the partnership will entail, but Disney’s certainly got a lot to gain from this sort of outreach — and Lucasfilm knows a thing or two about robots.

The Star Wars: Force for Change announcement was made in conjunction with Lucasfilm’s annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

Yesterday the event hosted a panel with the cast of the upcoming film that included a teaser trailer and title reveal.

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Reginald Carson 2017-07-31
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On Friday afternoon, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu bounded onstage in Manchester like a high school quarterback at a pep rally.

Sununu was one of a parade of state and federal dignitaries lavishing praise and congratulations on inventor Dean Kamen at the official launch of BioFabUSA, a public-private partnership meant to bring together the technologies needed to create human organ factories.

A crowd of about 300 gathered for the event at the Manchester Millyard, a picturesque row of refurbished mill buildings that also house several of Kamen’s companies—including Deka Research and Development, home to the Luke Arm; FIRST, a popular high school robotics competition; and BioFabUSA’s organizer, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).

(Kamen is perhaps still best-known for his invention of the Segway motorized vehicle.)

In December 2016, the DoD awarded ARMI US $80 million over 5 years to scale-up manufacturing of human tissues and transplant organs, especially for injured soldiers and vets.

Industry and university partners contributed an additional $214 million to the effort, and Kamen set up a headquarters for ARMI at the Millyard.

James Maloch 2016-10-13
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There are the policy experts, whom he calls cynics.

The plague, polio, smallpox — all were civilization-threatening epidemics until experimental scientists discovered new ways to combat them.

If that sounds like the kind of disruption that the tech industry has unleashed across the rest of the world, that s no accident.

Kamen, the founder of DEKA, a medical R company, says that the same trends that have empowered our computers and phones and communication networks will soon power a revolution in health care.

First we feel powerless before a disease.

It took decades to develop the process of dialysis, in which patients travel to a clinic and hook themselves up to machines.

ITLogistics News 2019-08-19
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August 14, 2019: FedEx in association with Manchester-based DEKA Research & Development Corporation has officially launched- Roxo, a battery-operated robot on August 6 in Manchester.

In February 2019, Fedex announced Roxo as an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.

Founder Dean Kamen, who has championed robotics research at DEKA; Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig; and Yeung attended the launch of Roxo at the City Hall Plaza.

Roxo is learning more and more every day, including navigating streets, interacting with pedestrians and climbing curbs," wrote Rajesh Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp and co-president and co-chief executive officer of FedEx Services on his LinkedIn page.

With a capacity to carry up to 100 pounds, Roxo can travel up to 10 miles per hour (mph), over puddles, potholes, steep slopes, sand, and curbs.

It has a flexible design, configuring cargo for single or multiple deliveries, and making the contents accessible only for the recipient.

Keith Brewton 2016-05-23
img

MoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f95072%2fibt0987

Dean Kamen, the man who gave us the Segway, has teamed up with Toyota to bring back another one of his most fascinating transportation devices: the iBot.

The iBot debuted back in the late '90s as an innovative multi-wheel chair that gave wheelchair-bound users the ability to travel up steep stairways, elevate themselves to the height of a standing person and even traverse rough, outside terrain.

However, with a cost of about $25,000 per unit, the device simply didn't find enough users to stick around, as the device was officially discontinued in 2009.

Kamen even appears in a new video see below riding the iBot, detailing the vision and reasoning behind bringing the device back into the market.

"Our company is very focused on mobility solutions for all people," Osamu 'Simon' Nagata, chief administrative officer at Toyota Motor North America, said in a statement on Toyota's website.

"We realize that it is important to help older adults and people with special needs live well and continue to contribute their talents and experience to the world."

Harvey Broughton 2016-05-23
img

Toyota has announced that it will collaborate with Segway inventor Dean Kamen to develop an advanced wheelchair for people with disabilities in one form or another.

Kamen began developing the super advanced wheelchair iBot already in the 1990s and part of the work on this later resulted in the vehicle Segway, which was presented in 2001.

Whether Kamen and Toyota collaboration will build on iBot is no information but it's not impossible that it will.

A iBot cost $ 25,000 and ended up sold on the market in 2009.

In the video above, you can check out how it looked and worked.

bloomberg.com

Harold Roscoe 2016-05-23
img

There s no question the iBOT was ahead of its time.

In fact, it s a jarring to see photos from more than a decade and half ago with inventor Dean Kamen seated in the motorized wheelchair next to Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.

All these years later, the mobility device s capabilities are still impressive, including power wheels that can walk up and down stairs, its ability to roll across tough terrain like grass and sand, and a rising seat that brings the user eye to eye with people standing nearby.

Over the years, Kamen who also happened to invent the Segway has made it known that he d like to see the chair make a comeback, but has thus far been unable to deliver on the promise.

Now a deal between the inventor s DEKA and Toyota is set to bring the project back to life.

We d like to take everything great about the iBot and enhance it with 15 years of improvements in technology, Kamen said in a video heralding the announcement.

Cornell Lopez 2016-06-01
img

On pre-order today, the miniPRO is nominally a Segway, a brand and product that was the brainchild of maverick inventor Dean Kamen.

Segway/Ninebot is now a subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.

It s designed to sit neatly between your knees and give the rider a level of stability and, perhaps, control that they might not find with existing self-balancing boards hoverboards .

Segway s product was among the first to get the new UL 2272 safety certification.

The rider also includes app-based anti-theft technology that will launch an alarm if someone other than you tries to move your miniPRO.

The pre-sale is live on Amazon right now and Segway says deliveries could happen as soon as the end of June.

Beatrice Patterson 2019-01-03
img

Segway-Ninebot has morphed its signature electronic scooter technology for use in two new kinds of vehicles: the Shared Scooter Model Max and the Loomo Delivery robot.

With a focus on short-distance transportation, Segway-Ninebot is working on eco-friendly “last mile transportation” solutions to define the future of mobility.

The idea is to help urban dwellers more efficiently and effectively navigate shorter city distances and complete tasks.

Started by entrepreneur Dean Kamen in 1999, Segway was acquired in 2015 by Chinese tech firm Ninebot.

Segway-Ninebot will show off the new devices as well as other products at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas next week.

Its products include self-balancing e-skates, go karts, and multifaceted mobility robots.

Michael Morehead 2018-01-01
img

These days Kamen may be best known as the inventor of the Segway, that two-wheeled personal transport wonder that launched 1,000 internet memes.

“Everybody wants to have it.

Over the last few months we’ve been scrambling to put together an organization that will over the next five years deploy this $300 million dollars such that by the end of it we believe we’ll be making at industrial scale cells, tissues, skin and bone, and whole organs — kidneys, livers, lungs — to meet the desperate needs of people that need organ replacements, for which there will be no reasonable supply of donor organs.

DK: What I can tell you is we now have, in this regenerative medicine cohort that we’ve put together, 26 different world class university medical school affiliated research centers.

They’re each screaming ahead towards understanding the mechanism of action by which they can make that more realistic.

DK: Personally I don’t think whether they’re all in one room or separated makes a big difference.

Leon Bailey 2021-04-29
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Seven Florida Inventors whose discoveries are saving lives, transforming the environment, and creating new technologies are named as 2021 Inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Among them are Dean Kamen, often referred to as the modern Thomas Edison due to the scope of his trailblazing inventions, including the Segway®; and Mark Dean, who holds three patents for the original IBM PC and is co-inventor of the ISA bus which revolutionized modern computing.
Evelyn Fowler 2016-07-11
img

Luke is the name of a prosthesis, like Luke Skywalker's robotic hand controlled by thought.

The Star Wars-related prosthesis was developed by DARPA - the company that is known for its military robots and Segway inventor Dean Kamen.

Here it is demonstrated using a cardboard egg.

Welcome to have your say on new technologies.

The principle of our policy is simple: to show respect for the people we write about and other readers who comment articles.

All comments are moderated after publication of the new technology or by us enlisted personnel.

James Talbot 2016-07-11
img

If only our cyborg future would arrive yesterday.

Looking at reality though, we re eerily close to getting the artificial superhuman strength so long dreamed of by cyber enthusiasts.

Dean Kamen, creator of the futuristic recipe for obesity, the Segway, has been working on the LUKE Life Under Kinetic Evolution prosthetic arm for a long time.

The arm received FDA approval two years ago, and according to Mobius Bionics, the supplementary arm will be reaching the market in late 2016.

The arm has been in development for ten years, starting when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA looked for innovative approaches for a whole new generation of prosthetics for future amputees.

Shortly thereafter, DEKA Research, a company run by Kamen, started drawing up designs for a totally new breed of prosthetic.

Ricky Nesbitt 2016-06-21
img

Fifteen years ago, dungaree-wearing inventor Dean Kamen introduced the first Segway.

The company was eventually sold off and is now owned by the Chinese firm Ninebot.

They had six-inch wheels and small, pressure-sensitive pads used to accelerate and decelerate.

They were split down the middle so you could steer by pressing down one foot or the other, and they shared some of the Segway s self-balancing technology.

However, like the Segway before it, the hoverboards would soon crash and, literally burn.

By February 2016, all hoverboards had been banned, at least until they could get Underwriters Laboratories Certification for the rideable devices and their chargers.

Quan Zhao 2016-06-02
img

On pre-order today, the miniPRO is nominally a Segway, a brand and product that was the brainchild of maverick inventor Dean Kamen.

Segway/Ninebot is now a subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.

It’s designed to sit neatly between your knees and give the rider a level of stability and, perhaps, control that they might not find with existing self-balancing boards (hoverboards).

Segway’s product was among the first to get the new UL 2272 safety certification.

The rider also includes app-based anti-theft technology that will launch an alarm if someone other than you tries to move your miniPRO.

The pre-sale is live on Amazon right now and Segway says deliveries could happen as soon as the end of June.

Betty Saliba 2019-02-27

FedEx is a courier delivery and logistics company; and in 2019, that means it must also have an autonomous delivery bot.

The bot, which will be tested this summer in select markets including FedEx’s hometown Memphis, is being developed in collaboration with DEKA Development & Research Corp. and its founder Dean Kamen, who invented the Segway and iBot wheelchair.

FedEx is working with AutoZone, Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to figure out how this whole autonomous bot business might actually function.

The initial test will involve deliveries between selected FedEx Office locations, the company said.

The underlying roots of the SameDay Bot is the iBot, one of Kamen’s inventions.

DEKA built upon the power base of the iBot, an FDA-approved mobility device for the disabled population, to develop FedEx’s product.

Rosalie Bishop 2019-04-13

A day after the big Episode IX reveal, Disney and subsidiary Lucas film announced that it will be donating $1.5 million to FIRST .

The non-profit group was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 to help teach STEM through initiatives like robotics competitions.

Disney’s money will go to provide education and outreach to the underserved communities on which FIRST focuses.

Details are pretty thin on precisely what the partnership will entail, but Disney’s certainly got a lot to gain from this sort of outreach — and Lucasfilm knows a thing or two about robots.

The Star Wars: Force for Change announcement was made in conjunction with Lucasfilm’s annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

Yesterday the event hosted a panel with the cast of the upcoming film that included a teaser trailer and title reveal.