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When Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
By Steve Crowe · 9 September, 2016 • Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home.
Ray Kurzweil on Self-Driving Cars Making Life-and-Death Decisions
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2016 • How self-driving cars make life-and-death decisions is a major question that remains unanswered.
Jibo Shouldn’t be Given up on Just Yet
By Steve Crowe · 24 August, 2016 • If Jibo fails, it won't be because of shipping delays or cancellation of international orders. It'll be because it didn't live up to the hype it promised at the start.
Intel Euclid Makes Robots Smarter Than Sideshow Gimmick
By Oliver Mitchell · 22 August, 2016 • Intel's Euclid is more than just a fancy camera. It's the evolution of decades of development around the most critical piece of the robotic equation: the software.
Uniform Self-Driving Car Regulations the Wrong Approach
By Brad Templeton · 12 August, 2016 • Jurisdictional competition is a good thing, particularly with emerging technologies such as self-driving cars. Let some states do it wrong, and others do it better. Innovation requires variety.
Robots Not a Threat to Jobs: Rodney Brooks
By Steve Crowe · 29 July, 2016 • Rodney Brooks said "we’re undervaluing workers when we say that robots are replacing them. We’re undervaluing an ordinary person’s intelligence."
Podcast: Inside WPI’s AIM Robotics Lab
By Steve Crowe · 18 July, 2016 • An inside look at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Research Laboratory and the work being done to create medical robots and robot-assisted surgery.
Why Tesla Autopilot Should be Disabled
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2016 • Consumer watchdog Consumer Reports is urging Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system following a series of crashes, one of which was fatal. Consumer Reports says that "consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety 'beta' programs."
Missy Cummings: Self-Driving Cars Need to Happen
By RT Staff · 1 July, 2016 • The head of Duke University's robotics program weighs in on whether self-driving cars will overcome a fatal accident, the irresponsibility of Tesla's Autopilot system, and when she'll be ready to adopt an autonomous vehicle.
Google: ‘Stop Freaking Out’ About AI
By Steve Crowe · 29 June, 2016 • Eric Schmidt writes that artificial intelligence "has the potential not only to free us from the negative, but to enhance what’s most positive about us as human beings."
Podcast: Living with Personal Health Robots
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2016 • Emanuele Musini, CEO of Pillo Health, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss his Pillo health companion robot and some of the challenges and liabilities involved.
Podcast: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Brad Templeton
By Steve Crowe · 17 June, 2016 • Brad Templeton joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss self-driving cars, including looming federal regulations, Google vs. Tesla, convolutional neural networks and fatal accidents.
How AI is Making Self-Driving Cars Smarter
By Peter Els · 14 June, 2016 • The stage is set for artificial intelligence to dominate our roads. Here's how artificial intelligence is improving self-driving cars.
Has Tesla Lapped Google in Self-Driving Car Race?
By Brad Templeton · 6 June, 2016 • Tesla customers have driven more than 100 million on Autopilot. That's a lot of self-driving miles, but is it enough to give Tesla the edge over Google in self-driving car development?
Podcast: Creating More Human-Like Robots
By Steve Crowe · 3 June, 2016 • To achieve human-like qualities, robots need to have fine motor control of limbs and end effectors. Mark Donovan of ams AG joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how magnetic position sensors can help.

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