Presenting at the Open Up! Event Natural Microsystems Boston, Mass — Sept 18, 1997 Steve Roberts is the leading avatar of “nomadic connectivity,” the idea that technology should allow people to be highly mobile yet still in networked communication with others. From 1983 to 1991, he pedaled 17,000 miles around the United States on a computerized…

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This was a beautifully produced event, with a refreshing inversion of the usual trade-show marketroid demographic. It was like a grown-up Science Fair, with almost every exhibit a fascinating presentation of somebody’s techno-passion. Wearables, music, robotics, even a jeep with a built-in recliner made of powerful speakers that let you feel the music big-time… lots…

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My favorite speaking gigs where the ones where I learned as much from the audience as did they from me, and this one certainly qualified… especially with the 2 days I spent hanging out at this fascinating school. What a creative playground! I was already deep into the Microship project and BEHEMOTH had been off…

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I was the keynote speaker at this electric vehicle workshop hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers… a most interesting event, including some brainstorming time with Amory Lovins. My talk covered the BEHEMOTH bicycle epoch, then shifted to peak-power trackers and monitoring/control systems (the Microship project was well underway). SAE Electric, Photovoltaic, and Hybrid Vehicles…

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DECUS ’95 — Moscone Convention CenterSan Francisco, California “High-Tech Nomad” Steven Roberts to Deliver Closing Session Thursday, December 7, 1995 Room 103 at 4:00 PM High-tech nomad Steven Roberts, author of Computing Across America, and The Journal of High-Tech Nomadness, will deliver the DECUS ’95 / San Francisco closing session tomorrow at 4:00 PM in Room…

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Keynote Address by Steven K. Roberts Atlanta, Georgia October 18, 1995 Join high-tech Nomad Steven Roberts and see how far mobile computing can take you. This entertaining and educational session will feature Roberts and his BEHEMOTH (Big electronic human-energized machine… only too heavy). Roberts has traveled since 1983 on his $1.2 million, 105-speed recumbent bicycle equipped…

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During the BEHEMOTH speaking tour in the early ’90s, I had occasion to visit some amazing places. Argonne was one (Fermilab another, not to mention some delightfully geeky companies). Being surrounded by people who are gurus in a topic I find fascinating is one of my favorite ways to spend time, so an event like…

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I remember this as a sweet and energetic evening, put together by Jason Asbahr. The hosting organization was C.R.A.S.H. (the Computers, Robotics, and Artists Society of Houston), which reports on its site: In November of 1994, CRASH organized a talk by Steve Roberts, technomad and internet expert, at the University of Houston. He spoke on…

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Speaker Steve Roberts, N4RVE 1994 ARRL Southwest Division Convention San Diego, California August 26-28, 1994 The ultimate road warrior, roving researcher and high-tech bicyclist Steve Roberts, N4RVE, of Nomadic Research Labs will tell us about the recumbent bicycle he built, the Big Electronic Human Energized Machine… Only Too Heavy “BEHEMOTH.” Steve’s solar-powered recumbent bicycle weighs 580lbs…

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This fun 26-minute video captures my presentation of the bike on stage at a annual Novell meeting… and it includes some favorite bits. In 1994, the Microship project was in full swing at UCSD, and I would periodically take off with my partner in the mothership to do keynotes and other gigs. I am so…

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