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On a sizzling June morning in Las Vegas, 10 Zappos.com employees sat in an air-conditioned conference room decorated with “Star Wars” memorabilia and a mural of Darth Vader. They had gathered for a weekly meeting to discuss new internal software, the sort of routine get-together that keeps corporate America humming.
While average daily room rates and hotel occupancy rates are below historic highs, Las Vegas is seeing the highest level of visitation in its history, economist Jeremy Aguero told members of a new committee this week.
Citation: Co-Robotics and Construction: OSCR 1-4 Prototypes
Imagine a bustling construction site where robots do most of the tradesmen’s dirty work, so to speak—hauling materials, climbing ladders, and navigating scaffolding. Assistant professor of architecture Michael Silver is leading the multidisciplinary Rust Belt Robotics Group at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, to develop humanoid robots that interact with people in dynamic environments.
With rotating exhibits, visiting artist lectures and smashing works from its own collection to dip into—plus those from the Las Vegas Art Museum—Barrick has become the sweet spot for contemporary art in town. UNLV, 702-895-3381.