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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.
Federal Guidelines Taking Self-Driving Cars in Wrong Direction
By Brad Templeton · 20 September, 2016 • Brad Templeton has major issues with the federal guidelines that were released for self-driving cars, saying the development of autonomous vehicles in the US may take a serious hit.
Self-Driving Cars Need to Be More Reliable
By David Bruemmer · 20 September, 2016 • Reliability is the underlying issue with all the challenges still facing self-driving cars. While we have seen great strides in moving towards a more autonomous and smart vehicle approach, reliability in cluttered environments and inclement weather remains an elusive goal.
Data the Key to Improving Human-Robot Conversation
By Steve Crowe · 16 September, 2016 • Todd Mozer, president and CEO of Sensory Inc., joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why data is the key to improving human-robot conversations.
3 Best GoPro Drones Besides Karma
By Ante Tatarović | Drones Globe · 16 September, 2016 • While you wait for the GoPro Karma Drone to be unveiled, here are three of our favorite drones that work well with GoPro cameras.
The Economics of Self-Driving Taxis
By Brad Templeton · 15 September, 2016 • Self-driving taxis will operate at a very low per-mile and capital cost, which means in a competitive market, it will be available at a price that easily competes with private car ownership, and even subsidized bus rides.
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."

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