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National Science Foundation

NSF FY 2013 Budget Request Presentation, February 13, 2012,
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Slide title: Research and Innovation for Manufacturing

Slide words:
Advanced Manufacturing Initiative
National Robotics Initiative
Materials Genome Initiative
Engineering Research Centers
Advanced Technology Education
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer
Boosting U.S. competitiveness in advanced manufacturing

Slide images: Photo of a graduate student modifying tiny pieces of semiconductors in Rice University's clean room (left); photo of an experimental lithium-air battery (center); photo of tiny robots called Kilobots, quarter-sized bug-like devices that scuttle around on three toothpick-like legs, interacting and coordinating their own behavior as a team (right)

Image credits: Jeff Fitlow, Rice University (left); Patrick Gillooly, MIT (center); courtesy of Michael Rubenstein (right)

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