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What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
Should Robots That Take Jobs Pay Taxes?
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates say robots should pay taxes if they take jobs from humans. Do you agree?
President Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo.
Asilomar AI Principles: 23 Tips for Making AI Safe
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2017 • The Asilomar AI Principles is a list of 23 guidelines that artificial intelligence researchers, scientists and lawmakers should abide by to ensure safe, ethical and beneficial use of AI.
Delivery Robots Knocking at Your Door
By Steve Crowe · 24 January, 2017 • The CES 2017 Robotics Conference brought together delivery robot experts to discuss industry trends, the need for continued testing, and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges. Hear from Steve Cousins, CEO & Founder, Savioke, Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Starship Technologies, and Helen Greiner, Founder and CTO, CyPhy Works.
2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 17 January, 2017 • 2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Toyota Research Institute: Fully Autonomous Cars “Not Even Close”
By Steve Crowe · 5 January, 2017 • Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, said the industry is "not even close" launching fully autonomous Level 5 cars. He added that it "will take decades to have a significant portion of US cars operate at Level 4 autonomy or higher."
CES 2017 Robotics Preview
By Steve Crowe · 30 December, 2016 • Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during CES 2017. Here are must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule.
Vote: Which Star Wars Movie is the Best?
By RT Staff · 16 December, 2016 • Help us rank the best and worst Star Wars movies of all-time. This should be fun. Let the debate begin!
How Will President Trump Affect Robotics Industry?
By Oliver Mitchell · 11 November, 2016 • As tempers settle, we all are hoping to find out what "Make America Great Again" really means from President-elect Donald Trump. Hopefully it has something to do with robotics.
Self-Driving Trucks 5-10 Years Away: Colorado Transportation Chief
By Steve Crowe · 4 November, 2016 • Shailen Bhatt, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Transportation, says it'll be a few years before self-driving trucks are transporting goods on a regular basis.
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By Steve Crowe · 26 October, 2016 • Every so often, we check in with our readers to find out how we're doing, what stories we might be missing, and what we can do to improve Robotics Trends. Please take a few minutes to fill us in, and you'll be entered to win $100 and $25 American Express gift cards.
Why SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
By Steve Crowe · 17 October, 2016 • Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot.
Auto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
By RT Staff · 21 September, 2016 • Google, Tesla and Uber haven't commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here's how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles.

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