Inventors gather for Miami tech conference

Entrepreneurs, developers and inventors have gathered for the eMerge Americas Techweek event in Miami. The conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large tech companies and emerging ventures, and gave visitors hands-on experience with robots, video games and other high-tech gadgets.
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Hal Rucker prepares his robot for battle during the STEM Tech Olympiad at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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A controller for a robot is used during a robot battle at the STEM Tech Olympiad at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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Alexander Xu (L) and Leo Huang from the University of Toronto control their robot as they compete during the STEM Tech Olympiad at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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Saminda Abeyruwan from the University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Computer Science places a robot on the soccer field as the robots are prepared to play a game of soccer at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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Convention attendees ride the electric powered, YikeBike, on display at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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A robot from the University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Computer Science plays a game of soccer at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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Felipe Sanchez from Team Jag readies his robot for a battle of robots during the STEM Tech Olympiad at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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Bryan Gallo from the University South Florida robotics prepares his robot for battle during the STEM Tech Olympiad at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. The eMerge conference brought together more than 100 speakers from large technology companies and emerging ventures throughout South Florida and Latin America as well as gave people hands on experience with robots, video games and other high tech ventures. (Getty Images)
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