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Driverless car merging into traffic. How big of a gap between vehicles is acceptable? Image credit: Jordan Collver

I’m examining the perception of autonomous cars using hypothetical scenarios. Each of the hypothetical scenarios is accompanied with an image to help illustrate the scene — using grey tones and nondescript human-like features — along with the option to listen to the question spoken out loud to fully visualise an association. 

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Everybody needs a helping hand when they get older – but in years to come that helping hand may be attached to a robotic arm.

by   -   June 9, 2017

New design could provide communication support in disaster zones.

by   -   June 5, 2017

GelSight technology lets robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools.

by   -   May 31, 2017

New algorithm quickly makes sense of incoming visual data.

The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

by   -   May 16, 2017

Professor David Mindell, who researches the interaction between automation and human behavior, discusses the interdependence of people, robots, and infrastructure.

NAO robot. Photo courtesy: Paul Bremner/UWE

I was asked to write a short op-ed on the European Parliament Law Committee’s recommendations on civil law rules for robotics. In the end, the piece didn’t get published, so I am posting it here:

by   -   April 26, 2017

For three days, experts in the field of robotics and unmanned systems from all over the world gathered in the Netherlands.

by   -   April 17, 2017
Credit: Crash Course/YouTube

Crash Course is a video channel you can access through YouTube. Crash Course Computer Science is an ongoing playlist of fast-moving videos that begin with the most basic underpinnings of digital computing and progress from there.

by   -   April 12, 2017
MIT Professor Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, said the goal of a new SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL initiative is “to create a new generation of AI tools that are deeply rooted in systems.” Photo: Jason Dorfman/MIT CSAIL

From self-driving cars to the internet of things, artificial intelligence (AI) has reached new levels of sophistication in recent years. With that in mind, this week MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) launched an industry collaboration focused on using machine learning to create functional human-like systems.

The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

by   -   March 31, 2017
Robot in assembly at Hall 52 on June 26, 2013. File: 062513GR34

There is growing demand for more flexibility in factories and shops. Collaborative robotics, a sub-set of service robotics in labs, manufacturing and material handling, is where the action is today because co-bots are meeting these new demands, while caged legacy robots are not.

by   -   March 27, 2017

New 3-D-printed device mimics the goldbug beetle, which changes color when prodded.

ROBBO is a fun and simple way for absolutely anyone to get introduced to the world of robotics and coding.



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November 11, 2017


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