Turning the lens on robotics reporting: An interview with New York Times technology reporter John Markoff

If you are working in the field of robotics or AI, you may be used to fielding calls from journalists wanting to better understand the technology. But not all journalists are created equal. Pulitzer-P...
28 January 2016, by

Funding high risk proposals at the National Science Foundation: A brief history

National Science Foundation (NSF) efforts to develop a mechanism to fund research proposals that had a high risk of failure, but which also had the potential for high return, began in 1980. In that ye...
03 July 2013, by

The inevitable conflict?

Study the past if you would define the future. - Confucius War will always have a human element. Robots will be tools in future conflicts, just as they (and other technologies) have been in the past...
14 March 2013, by

Mark Tilden on “What are the five must-read publications for budding roboticists?”

Aside from the conventional introductory texts on BEAM Robotics, control systems, electronics, and multi-axis mechanics, I always recommend books to inspire thoughts on robotic history, possibilities,...
15 December 2012, by

Isaac Asimov explains his three laws of robotics

For those of you who aren't familiar with Asimov's Laws of Robotics: First Law: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.See on
06 November 2012, by

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