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TechBridgeWorld, with M. Bernardine Dias

Transcript below In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews M. Bernardine Dias, Associate Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, about TechBridgeWorld. TechBridgeW...
18 September 2015, by

Interview with Danica Kragic

In this wide ranging interview, Danica Kragic, professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and General Chair of ICRA 2016, discusses the nature of collaborative research, shares her...

California drone bill misses the mark

Last week, the California state Assembly approved Senate Bill 142 which, if adopted, would restrict drone operators from flying below 350 feet above ground level (AGL) over real property unless they o...
01 September 2015, by

WeRobot 2015 Panel 4: Regulating healthcare robots, with Drew Simshaw, Nicolas Terry, Kris Hauser and M.L. Cumming

Basic, pressing issues need to be addressed very soon to ensure that robots are developed that promote confidence among providers, patients, consumers, and investors. In this We Robot 2015 panel, t...

Estimating the impact of robots on productivity and employment

To discover the impact of robots on the average manufacturing worker, we analysed their effect in 14 industries across 17 developed countries from 1993 to 2007. We found that industrial robots increas...
14 July 2015, by and

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/15/15

The Pentagon’s 1033 program, which transfers excess military equipment to domestic law enforcement, has resulted in the proliferation of unmanned ground vehicles in police departments across the cou...


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The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/8/15

The House and Senate have released proposed Pentagon budget bills that differ in drone spending from Obama’s proposed budget in several key points. We analyzed these differences to glean how they re...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/1/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone On May 20, the U.S. government released 103 documents seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. The documents, which have been translated ...

Transport Canada proposes amendments to sUAV regulations

On May 28th, Transport Canada released a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) outlining proposed changes to the regulatory framework governing small UAVs. If adopted, the changes would take effect in 20...
01 June 2015, by

Igniting a debate on legal, therapeutic and educational robotics

The benefits of assistive technologies are well known – reduced inefficiencies, low costs, available 24/7 and much more. But not so well known are the appropriate legal regulations that need to be ...

Video describes accelerating robot deployment in China

In response to rising labor costs combined with a shortage of workers, China has begun to provide incentives to encourage businesses to utilize robots to replace factory workers....
27 April 2015, by

Japan looks to distributed, cooperative control to help manage energy market deregulation

Japan's power industry is currently centralized, but it aims to deregulate by around 2020. Coupled with this major structural market change, the expansion of thermal, nuclear and renewable power gener...
21 April 2015, by

Amazon Prime Air gets an updated FAA exemption

In a 9-page legal letter, with 28 itemized conditions and limitations, the FAA issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace....
13 April 2015, by

Should robots make life/death decisions? UN to discuss lethal autonomous weapons next week

Should robots be allowed to make life and death decisions? This will be the topic of heated debate at the United Nations (UN) Palais des Nations in Geneva next week (April 13-17th, 2015). As part of...
10 April 2015, by

#WeRobot 2015 on now in Seattle

The fourth annual We Robot conference on robotics, law and policy kicked off today in Seattle at the University of Washington School of Law. ...
10 April 2015, by

Europe agrees on regulatory drone framework to move industry forward

There is not a week that goes by where regulation isn't a hot topic when it comes to drones. But for any regulated industry where technology is advancing greater than new rules can be agreed upon, it...
28 March 2015, by

‘Robots or jobs’ is key focus of #ERF2015

The importance of allaying public fears that robots will create mass unemployment was the theme of the opening session at the 2015 European Robotics Forum (ERF), which kicked off in Vienna on Tuesday....
12 March 2015, by

Takeoff in robotics will power the next productivity surge in manufacturing

BCG research predicts that by 2025, adoption of advanced robots will boost productivity by up to 30 percent in many industries, and lower total labor costs by 18 percent or more in countries such as S...

Issues in regulating robocars, and the case for a light hand

All over the world, people (and governments) are debating about regulations for robocars. First for testing, and then for operation. It mostly began when Google encouraged the state of Nevada to write...
04 March 2015, by

Canada’s approach to risk management for nighttime drone flights

The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) limits SUAS operations to daylight hours. The FAA concedes that the restriction on nighttime flights may neg...
03 March 2015, by

Livestream: Rodney Brooks, Abhinav Gupta, Andrew McAfee on AI and the rise of robots

Livestream of the Council of Foreign Relations' Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology starting 02/27/2015 at 12:45 EST....
27 February 2015, by

Minesweepers uses robotics’ awesomeness to raise awareness about landmines & explosive remnants of war

Paul Jefferson, one of the earliest humanitarian deminers, said “a landmine is the perfect soldier: Ever courageous, never sleeps, never misses”. The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of mines are...
27 February 2015, by

Forget Singularity, let’s talk Multiplicity: Ken Goldberg on AI at the WEF

Each January, the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland. This event is one of the preeminent economic conferences in the world, and this year, there was a majo...
23 February 2015, by

Robots for Humanity inspires

Henry Evans had a brain stem stroke in 2002 that left him quadriplegic. Since then he has turned to robotics to unlock his abilities. Robots For Humanity (R4H.org) is a project that chronicles Henry...
12 February 2015, by

Liability concerns for drone co’s imposing technical measures to enforce no fly zones

Shortly after a Phantom crash-landed on the grounds of the White House, its maker, DJI, announced that it would release a mandatory firmware update that would restrict flights within 15.5 miles of dow...
03 February 2015, by

‘Quadcopter’ crashes onto White House grounds, poses security threat

The White House was put on high alert today as a drone was flown at low altitude onto the south-east side of the complex. A secret service spokesperson said "An investigation is under way to determine...
26 January 2015, by

Drone crash at White House comes as FAA develops rules | USA Today

The crash of a quad-copter drone on White House grounds early Monday comes as the Federal Aviation Administration is developing long-awaited rules for commercial unmanned aircraft. Congress ordered...
26 January 2015, by

Drone that crashed at White House was a quadrocopter | TIME

A drone that crashed on the White House grounds Monday, causing a brief lockdown, was a two-foot wide remote-controlled quadcopter that is sold in stores, officials said. According to a Secret Servic...
26 January 2015, by

Secret Service: ‘Quadcopter’ drone crashed onto White House grounds | Fox News

A two-foot-long "quadcopter" drone crashed onto the White House grounds overnight, the Secret Service said Monday -- though the White House says the device posed no threat. Brian Leary, a Secret Se...
26 January 2015, by

Open science: Preaching what I practice

Open science isn't one thing - it is a set of practices that range from making sure your papers are openly accessible (which is relatively easy), to open notebook science, which makes the process ope...
22 January 2015, by







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