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RoboBusiness Speaker: ‘Automate or Die’
By RT Staff · 22 August, 2017 • RoboBusiness speaker Daniel Theobald, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Vecna, says until recently, large-scale use of mobile robotics in industry was still aspirational. But now, given increasing consumer expectations and global competition, "automate or die” is becoming an accepted idea in business.
Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
By David Bruemmer · 2 August, 2017 • Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
By Matt Wagner · 2 June, 2017 • A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Self-Driving Cars: No, Detroit Isn’t Beating Silicon Valley
By Brad Templeton · 5 April, 2017 • A new self-driving car report says Ford and GM are leading the way. Saying Ford and GM are ahead of Waymo smacks of old-school car industry thinking. Ford and GM might feel good reading this report, but they should not.
Top 50 Robotics Companies of 2017
By RT Staff · 21 March, 2017 • Robotics Business Review unveils its sixth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. Consumer robotics companies on the RBR50 include DJI, iRobot, LEGO, Softbank and more.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
By Steve Crowe · 19 March, 2017 • If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Taxing Robots: Will it Help or Hurt Jobs?
By Oliver Mitchell · 26 February, 2017 • There's a real lack of solutions to preventing the seismic shift robots will have on the economy. We examine two potential options: Universal Basic Income and a tax on robots.
What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
Should Robots That Take Jobs Pay Taxes?
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates say robots should pay taxes if they take jobs from humans. Do you agree?
President Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo.
Asilomar AI Principles: 23 Tips for Making AI Safe
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2017 • The Asilomar AI Principles is a list of 23 guidelines that artificial intelligence researchers, scientists and lawmakers should abide by to ensure safe, ethical and beneficial use of AI.
Delivery Robots Knocking at Your Door
By Steve Crowe · 24 January, 2017 • The CES 2017 Robotics Conference brought together delivery robot experts to discuss industry trends, the need for continued testing, and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges. Hear from Steve Cousins, CEO & Founder, Savioke, Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Starship Technologies, and Helen Greiner, Founder and CTO, CyPhy Works.
2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 17 January, 2017 • 2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Toyota Research Institute: Fully Autonomous Cars “Not Even Close”
By Steve Crowe · 5 January, 2017 • Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, said the industry is "not even close" launching fully autonomous Level 5 cars. He added that it "will take decades to have a significant portion of US cars operate at Level 4 autonomy or higher."

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