Collision of Robot Wars, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones

July 31, 2018
Hosted by Jose Negron

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In the world of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts, you would never believe a collision of innovation and technology would occur. Mr. Marc Thorpe is at this intersection, he is the creator, founder, and promoter of Robot Wars. An international show featuring radio-controlled fighting robots. He is also the creative genius involved with the special effects seen in many major movies such as Star Wars, Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Batteries Not Include to name a few feature films he contributed. T3 has the privilege to discuss the evolution of the fighting robots with the creator of the first combat robot show. We will discuss how did his career get started in the early 1990s? What inspired him to pursue his dreams? What made it possible for him to be at the center of movie magic creating special effects in many of the major films we have come to love and how did innovation and technology inspire him to create these spectacular special effects?

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Jose Negron

Jose Negron

Mr. Jose Negron is CEO/President at AVANTI Technologies, Inc., an Annandale, Virginia, veteran-owned small business. He retired from the USAF in 2005 in the rank of Colonel after 29 years of service.

Mr. Negron has 40 years of government and commercial experiences working on major technology programs, analytical activities with budgetary consequences, and pioneered research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His program manager experiences were tested leading to major application and research successes, in 1994 he led the Sarajevo/Rwanda Humanitarian relief effort with Geneva AirOps, Switzerland, in 1999 organized the first interaction to structure how the USAF Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) was to deploy, in 2000 led the analytic/tech study for the Air War over Serbia, led the 2004 1st DARPA Grand Challenge Autonomous Vehicle event across the Mojave desert. Currently, he leads two medical revolutionary efforts: 1) Numobag for advanced wound care, and 2) NeuChroma vision glasses, and today, the visionary for the technical understanding and visualization of electronic warfare (radio frequency) and cyber digital formats with impacts on humanity.

Mr. Negron’s technical insights are often sought out to assist or lead the future planning of research efforts as the result of his past successes to plan, schedule, integrate, and execute one-of-a-kind programs or activities leaving a positive mark on our nation and globally.

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