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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’s Dave Brown
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2016 • Dave Brown, founder of, 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.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Self-Driving Cars to ‘Take a lot Longer’
By RT Staff · 19 February, 2016 • Speaking at the TED conference in Vancouver, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said "it's likely to take a lot longer" for self-driving cars hit the roads, and even longer for them to change the world.
Drone Registration Deadline Arrives Amid Confusion, Controversy
By RT Staff · 18 February, 2016 • Steve Hogan stops by the Robotics Trends Podcast to discuss the first two months of the FAA's drone registration system and the impact recent lawsuits will have on the future of drone registration.
NHTSA Shares Reserved Outlook on Self-Driving Cars
By MIT News · 12 February, 2016 • Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told the MIT AgeLab that it is too soon to say precisely what form vehicular automation will take.
Americans Not Ready for Self-Driving Cars, Poll Finds
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2016 • A poll from Morning Consult found registered voters in America don't believe self-driving cars are safe. And 74 percent of those surveyed said it's not OK to be drunk while riding in a self-driving car.
Rank the Best Super Bowl Robot Commercials
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • We look at the most memorable Super Bowl robot commercials of all time.
Why Robots Should Replace NFL Players
By Hank Pellissier, · 5 February, 2016 • We can't protect the brains of today's NFL players, so let's yank them off the field and replace them with metallic, omnipotent wonder-athletes.
Will Self-Driving Cars Benefit from These Innovative Underpasses?
By Brad Templeton · 4 February, 2016 • Self-driving car expert Brad Templeton says a new type of intersection being developed in Malaysia will increase road efficiency and encourage the use of small, lower-height vehicles.

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