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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.
A Case for Doubling Liability Insurance for Self-Driving Cars
By Brad Templeton · 2 June, 2016 • For accidents caused by self-driving cars, the liability cost should be double that of a similar accident caused by human error. This would push carmakers to ensure their systems are at least twice as safe as human drivers.
$15 Minimum Wage Will Accelerate Robot Takeover
By Oliver Mitchell · 27 May, 2016 • It appears the first global test is underway to replace human workers with robots. But maybe its time for all of us, politicians included, to listen to industry experts and save human jobs.
Podcast: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in Battle of Virtual Assistants
By Steve Crowe · 20 May, 2016 • The battle of the virtual assistants is on! Will Amazon Echo or Google Home come out on top? How will Apple respond? We debate on The Robotics Trends Show.
Self-Driving Trucks: 7 Things You Need to Know
By Brad Templeton · 17 May, 2016 • Otto, a startup founded by former Google Maps and Google Car engineers, aims to put self-driving trucks on the road. Here are seven ways self-driving trucks will change transportation.
Podcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
By Steve Crowe · 6 May, 2016 • Dr. Charles Fritz teaches a high school class about human-robot interaction. Dr. Fritz joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the keys to human-robot interaction and some of the parameters his students created for how humans and robots can co-exist.
An Open Letter to Jibo
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2016 • Will Jibo ever make its way to homes around the world? While this early adopter wrote an open letter expressing his frustrations, he's still holding out hope.
Podcast: Drone Strikes, Delivery Drones with Droners.io’s Dave Brown
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2016 • Dave Brown, founder of Droners.io, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how to stop drone sightings at airports, the drone delivery landscape, and how Flirtey, despite having its delivery drone accepted to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, won't beat Amazon in the delivery drone market.
Will Self-Driving Taxis Help the Poor?
By Brad Templeton · 12 April, 2016 • Self-driving taxis will offer many conveniences, but how can the industry make sure there aren't too many challenges that prevent poor people from reaping the benefits? Brad Templeton explores this issue.
How Will Self-Driving Cars Handle Tsunamis?
By Brad Templeton · 5 April, 2016 • Self-driving cars are constantly being put to the test. Brad Templeton explains why self-driving cars should do a "superhuman job" when a tsunami hits.
3 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Change Transportation
By Trisha Miller · 5 April, 2016 • Self-driving cars can undoubtedly change the transportation industry, but only if humans can let go of any dependence on personal automobiles.
Self-Driving Cars a Boon for Personal Transportation
By Brad Templeton · 22 March, 2016 • The one-person self-driving taxi is a very practical vehicle, says analyst Brad Templeton, and it’s possible to make it much cheaper than today’s cars.
Cruise Automation Purchase Shows GM ‘Way Behind’ on Self-Driving Cars
By Brad Templeton · 15 March, 2016 • Analyst Brad Templeton explores the role Uber played in GM's $1 billion purchase of Cruise Automation Inc., which is a desperate attempt for the world's second-largest car company to make headway in the self-driving car race.
Google’s Self-Driving Car Accident: Why it’s a Good Thing
By Brad Templeton · 1 March, 2016 • Following a Valentine's Day accident with a public bus in California, Google says it has learned that big vehicles are much less likely to yield to its self-driving cars.

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