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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.
Robots at CES 2016: Highlights, Takeaways, Wisdom
By Steve Crowe · 22 January, 2016 • A recap of robotics at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Share the highlights, takeaways, and wisdom from the three expert sessions at our CES 2016 conference: take an honest look at the state of the home robotics market
Will Privacy be an Issue With Self-Driving Taxis?
By Brad Templeton · 20 January, 2016 • It will be sad to lose the anonymous taxi we used to have, where you hailed a cab and paid in cash and no record was made. Brad Templeton explores a potential privacy issues with self-driving taxis.
Google Self-Driving Cars Still Need Human Intervention
By Brad Templeton · 19 January, 2016 • A Google report explains how often its driverless cars have been in near-crashes on California roads. Between September 2014 and November 2015, Google’s self-driving cars in California experienced 272 failures and would have crashed at least 13 times if human test drivers had not intervened.
Relive the CES Robotics Conference
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2016 • The CES 2016 Robotics Conference Track featured discussions about AI, cloud robotics, personal robots and more. Watch the Robotics Conference here.
Why Home Robots Must Continue to Evolve
By Eugene Demaitre · 14 January, 2016 • Robots are entering household use, but could single-purpose robots actually create more work for users?
California Wants to Ban Google’s Self-Driving Car
By Brad Templeton · 18 December, 2015 • California wants to make it illegal to operate a self-driving car without a specially-licensed driver on board and ready to take control. This would effectively ban Google's self-driving car in the state and end California's run as the leader of the robocar race.
Do Jibo’s Imperfections Make Him More Entertaining?
By Team Jibo · 4 December, 2015 • None of us are perfect, not even Jibo. And that’s what makes us fun.
Drone Registration ‘Will be Really Bad:’ Task Force Member
By Steve Crowe · 24 November, 2015 • Bob Young, CEO of PrecisionHawk, said future versions of the drone registration system will need a "reasonably sophisticated way of connecting a drone to its operator.”
3 Problems with the Drone Registration Recommendations
By Jonathan Rupprecht · 24 November, 2015 • The FAA task force made its recommendations for a drone registration system, and it doesn't appear it will be cleared in time for the holiday season. We examine some of the potential problems with the drone registration recommendations.
Parenting in the Tech Age: How Tech in the Classroom Will Impact the Playroom
By Ricky Ye, Founder & CEO, DFRobot · 14 November, 2015 • By introducing STEM-learning concepts such as programming, coding and robotics, parents can open the doors of the maker movement.
Podcast: Talking Drone Regulations with Attorney Steve Hogan
By Steve Crowe · 13 November, 2015 • We discuss the uproar over drone registration, loopholes in the proposed system, and why the drone industry should be more concerned about laws on the local level than the FAA regulations.
Why Drones Need 2 Types of ID
By John Blair · 10 November, 2015 • There are numerous ways to identify people who misuse drones and limit improper drone operation. Here's a modest proposal for why drones should carry two types of identification: a physical tag and an electronic tag.
Don’t Drink & Drone
By Jonathan Rupprecht · 4 November, 2015 • Recreational and commercial flyers can't operate a drone while under the influence. Here's everything you need to know about one of the lesser known regulations regarding drones.

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