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by   -   April 16, 2014

PerezIn a few decades, twenty or thirty years — or sooner – robots and their associated technology will be as ubiquitous as mobile phones are today, at least that is the prediction of Bill Gates; and we would be hard-pressed to find a roboticist, automation expert or economist who could present a strong case against this.



by   -   March 25, 2014

RUR KapekIn 1920 the Czech author and playwright, Karel Capek introduced the word “robot,” in his play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). Robot in Czech means “forced labor” or “drudgery.” (A “robotnik” is a peasant or serf.) The play opened in Prague in January 1921. The Robots are mass-produced at the island factory of Rossum’s Universal Robots. According to a the play ‘Robots remember everything, and think of nothing new.’ Domin (the factory director) says: `They’d make fine university professors.’


by , and   -   February 12, 2014

robot_puzzle

The first question people tend to ask when they find out you are a roboticist is, “When are robots going to take over the world and become our masters?” The answer to this question is a big “Never!”


by   -   February 10, 2014

The_Second_Machine_Age_Brynjolfsson_McAfeeWill a robot take your job? Will a higher minimum wage cause job destruction? Or is it all media hype? What’s the truth?


by   -   January 30, 2014

With so much press around Google’s acquisition of DeepMind (which I wrote about here and here) and the establishment of an ethics board (a good thing in my opinion). I thought I would highlight some text from one of the dominant textbooks in the field of Artificial Intelligence; AI: A Modern Approach.


by   -   April 12, 2013

zconomy jobs promoAt the Xconomy Forum held in Palo Alto earlier this week, the focal topic was “Robots Remake the Workplace.” It was expected that the jobs issue would permeate the event. Do robots take away jobs? Instead, what was evident to all in the room was that all the speakers were in the new Service Robotics sector of the industry and they were all creating new jobs.


by   -   February 4, 2013

Verizon and GE have produced television advertisements that include robots. The ads are playing frequently and nationally. They are good, they’re being talked about and tweeted, audiences like them, and they are great promotional pieces for the robotics industry. The ads are indicative of PR and advertising agencies’ growing awareness that people are becoming at ease with robots in their everyday life, hence the inclusion in their advertisements.

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by   -   January 27, 2013

John Markoff, New York Times

John Markoff, senior writer for The New York Times, questioned a number of attendees at Automate 2013, regarding the recent 60 Minutes segment and the general concern over an increase in the use of robots meaning higher unemployment. His one-word summary of their collective response was “Fiddlesticks!”

Read on the NYTimes website





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