Seriously, I am the Robot Rabbi!

Every time someone hears my blog’s name, I get a laugh. I am happy to oblige, as I know that the robotics industry is changing the world for the better – making our roads safer, our workers more efficient, and our doctors better. So this week, I feel compelled to put the … Read More

The Robot State Of The Union

Two weeks ago, while many humans were chugging green beer, Alphabet announced its divestment of its robotic portfolio.  This was greeted as suspiciously as its original purchase of Boston Dynamics, and many think Amazon could be the best suitor for the entire portfolio. As Wall Street bankers scratched their heads at the rash decision making … Read More

Killer Robots, Superior AIs, Car Hacking – Don’t Worry, Be Happy…

Landing back in New York from SxSw, I keep hearing Rodney Brooks in my head tell a vividly anxious crowd to calm down as the robotic Judgement Day is way off (maybe by 50 years ). While agreeing that media driven tech-hysteria is unproductive, I do think we should be responsive in … Read More

Are Hotels The Best Robotic Testing Ground?

This week a big story in AI was AlphaGo beating Grandmaster Lee Se-dol in the ancient Chinese game of Go (a more complex strategic game than chess).  Confucians were left dumbfounded, reminding the word of IBM’s victory over Kasparov in 1977.  Deep Blue has been replaced by Watson, and when not … Read More