Quickfire Post #1 – Ransom Roberson

Post 3 links to exemplar transdisciplinary collectives/labs/companies. Write one sentence explaining what is unique about each linked entity.

  1. Google
    Google is a company that lives off of user research and understanding behavior, aesthetics, and large scale software development; all very different fields working together to build something massive and unstoppable.
  2. 23andMe
    23andMe is a company that affordably offers genome tests to consumers, made possible by a team of biological scientists, data scientists, and software developers to produce readable and reliable information about the customer.
  3. Center for Automated Vehicle Systems
    CAVS is a lab at Virginia Tech for studying automated vehicles, which is field that requires the cooperation of many types of engineers to build, program, and regulate self-driving vehicles.

Post 3 links to exemplar transdisciplinary projects. Write one sentence explaining what is unique about each linked entity.

  1. Folding@Home
    Folding at home is a project to utilize idle computing power to simulate protein folding in order to help research diseases.
  2. Amazon Prime Air
    Amazon Prime Air is an ambitious project to offer delivery of select Amazon products via autonomous aircraft within hours of ordering
  3. Google Smart Lens
    Smart Lens is an ordinary contact lens with sensors to measure glucose levels via tears with the intention of giving diabetics more passive but realtime glucose measurements.
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