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by   -   February 24, 2015

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In a care scenario, a robot may have been purchased by the patient, by the doctor or hospital (which sent it home with the patient to monitor their health), or by a concerned family member who wants to monitor their relative. In the latest ORi poll we looked at people’s attitudes about whether a care robot should prioritize its owner’s wishes over those of the patient. Here are the results.

by   -   February 23, 2015

Robotics and AI were important themes at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. Ken Goldberg, who was invited to speak at the forum, shares his experience of the event. Check out his WEF talk below.

by   -   February 19, 2015

Various aspects of the anticipated proposed small UAS (sUAS) regulations that were released by the FAA draw inspiration from Canada’s approach to regulation.

by   -   February 18, 2015

I am not anti-automation. Absolutely not. But I believe very strongly that the benefits of robotics and automation should be shared by all.

by   -   February 18, 2015
Innorobo 2014.
Innorobo 2014.

Innorobo’s call for start-ups has just closed and 25 semi-finalists from around the world will now be reviewed by a jury of experts to select the five winners. The winners will pitch to investors at a plenary conference and exhibit free of charge at Innorobo, the international robotics summit. Why does Innoecho – the consulting company specialized in driving disruptive technologies to market, and organizer of Innorobo – hold such a call?

photo: abc NEWS
photo: abc NEWS

No private pilot license, no aircraft certification, no medical exam. That’s the bottom line from the proposed rules for small unmanned aircraft systems, recently released by the Federal Aviation Administration.

by   -   February 13, 2015

Lutz_PODThe government-baked robocar projects in the UK are going full steam, with this press release from the UK government to accompany the unveiling of the prototype Lutz pod, which should ply the streets of Milton Keynes and Greenwich.

by   -   February 11, 2015

In a care scenario, a robot may have been purchased by the patient, by the hospital (which sent it home with the patient to monitor their health), or by a concerned family member who wants to monitor their relative. Should a care robot prioritize its owner's wishes over those of the patient?

by   -   February 5, 2015

There is great buzz about some sensor-laden vehicles being driven around the USA, which have been discovered to be owned by Apple. The vehicles have cameras, LIDARs, and GPS antennas, and many are wondering is this an Apple Self-Driving Car?

by   -   February 4, 2015

After yesterday’s story about Uber and CMU, and a rumour about Google's plans to launch an Uber-like “ride share” service, a lot of speculation has flown that Uber will now be at odds with Google. Since then, the Uber blog post and this interview with Uber folks tell a slightly different story.

by   -   February 3, 2015
Source: US DOT
Source: US DOT

I commonly see statements from connected car advocates that vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure communications are an important, even essential technology for robocar development. Readers of this blog will know I disagree strongly, and while I think infrastructure to vehicle (I2V) will be important, and done primarily over the existing mobile data network, I suspect that V2V will only barely be useful, with minimal value cases that have a hard time justifying its cost.

by   -   February 3, 2015

Uber is opening a robocar lab in Pittsburgh, and could be hiring up to 50 CMU folks to staff it.

Massimo Russo, a senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, speaks with Raffaello D’Andrea about the future of robotics.



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