Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

Events and Speaking Gigs

BEHEMOTH at ACM97 Expo – Next 50 Years of Computing

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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BEHEMOTH at Art Center College of Design

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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BEHEMOTH at SAE Electric-Hybrid Vehicle Conference

I participated in this electric vehicle workshop hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers… a most interesting event. I remember speaking of peak-power trackers and monitoring/control systems (the Microship project was well underway). SAE Electric, Photovoltaic, and Hybrid Vehicles TOPTEC Keynote Presentation by Steven K. Roberts San Diego, California — March 29, 1996  

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BEHEMOTH at DECUS ’95

DECUS ’95 — Moscone Convention Center San Francisco, California “High-Tech Nomad” Steven Roberts to Deliver Closing Session Thursday, December 7, at 4:00 PM in Room 103 NOTE: The DECUS ’95 program and exhibit guide is in my eBay store (about 100 pages), along with the Thursday update.

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BEHEMOTH at XcelleNet RemoteWare Conference 1995

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…

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BEHEMOTH at Argonne National Laboratory

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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BEHEMOTH visits CRASH in Houston

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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BEHEMOTH at 1994 ARRL Southwest Division Convention

    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…

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BEHEMOTH at Los Angeles Computer Fair

I barely remember this one, though as always it was a real hoot to swap puns with Saint $ilicon and meet the endless flow of eager attendees who visited my booth to see the bike. At this point, I was immersed in the Microship project with teams of students at UCSD, and I recall taking…

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Tales from Dataspace – Mobile World 1993

Steven Roberts Nomadic Research Labs Wednesday, 8:30-9:20am Steven Roberts, self-proclaimed “High Tech Nomad,” will revisit his travels into DataSpace. Roberts has traversed the U.S. on his computerized bicycle and, through the marvel of mobile computing, has been able to stay in touch with the world from the seat of his bike. Roberts has done “meeting…

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