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by   -   July 31, 2014
According to the European Union Commission, by 2020, service robotics could reach a market volume of more than 60 billion euros per year and are forecasting 240,000 new jobs in the EU alone backed by an investment of Euro 2.8 billion during this period.

by   -   July 28, 2014

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Want to create human-equivalent AI? Well, broadly speaking, there are three approaches open to you: design it, reverse-engineer it or evolve it. The third of these - artificial evolution - is attractive because it sidesteps the troublesome problem of having to understand how human intelligence works.


by   -   July 24, 2014
There are two broad schools of thought on the path of robocar technology and the timeline for its adoption: the aggressive school and the conservative school, and neither is likely to be entirely right.

by   -   July 22, 2014
We’d like to know what you think. Will you miss driving your non-autonomous car? Why or why not?

by   -   July 14, 2014
With housing and automotive markets slowing, and nominal growth in developed nations stagnating at 1-2%, will robotics help spur global economic growth, or will it hinder? How should governments prepare?

by and   -   July 11, 2014
Ugobe created Pleo, a life-like robot using our “LifeOS” technology that animates robots with life-like movements similar to living creatures. After countless experiences of watching people transform into proud pet owners through interactions with Pleo, I am absolutely convinced that people want to connect with robots in a meaningful way that touches our hearts.

by   -   July 8, 2014
Our latest reader poll prods at the intricate challenges and implications of developing collision optimization algorithms for autonomous cars.

by   -   July 7, 2014
If you were around in the '80s you probably remember Michael Knight talking to his car KITT in Knight Rider. How do people today envision interacting with the autonomous cars of the future? Find out in our reader poll results.

by   -   July 2, 2014
It’s better to be prepared than caught out. My advice to young people: now is a good time to join the robot sector.

by   -   June 30, 2014
Last week we looked at the results of our reader poll on the Tunnel Problem, a moral dilemma that explores an unavoidable life and death scenario involving an autonomous car. Now we're going more in-depth, to provide you with some insight into the qualitative responses we received.

by and   -   June 24, 2014

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It is a fantastic time for technology. We live in a more connected world, and compared to even a few decades ago, we have vastly improved access to information and content, and have dramatically expanded our ability to connect with one another in interesting new ways to socialize despite time and distance.


by   -   June 24, 2014
When it comes to interfacing with a device as exciting and complicated as an autonomous car, we will need to do so on many levels. We will want to set our destination, surely, or perhaps set a maximum speed. Or we might wish to be alerted if the car must pull into a gas station to refuel in the middle of a trip, or if we will soon be passing a rest area. How would you want to interface with an autonomous car? Take our reader poll.

by   -   June 23, 2014
Two weeks ago, we presented the Tunnel Problem, and asked if death by autonomous car is unavoidable, who should die. We also asked who should be responsible for making the decision. See the results from our reader poll.

by   -   June 18, 2014

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Last December there was a lot of skepticism when Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, announced on the 60 minutes TV program that they were looking into using drones for delivering small packages. Many pundits called it a publicity stunt and nonsense! — timed for the biggest online shopping day of the year .

Bezos on the other hand was bemused and took pains to point out in his 2013 annual letter to shareholders that Amazon are serious about delivery by drones., writing: “The Prime Air team is already flight testing our 5th and 6th generation aerial vehicles, and we are in the design phase on generations 7 and 8.”