The Latest Target For Automation: Window Washers

Three and half years ago, I stood on the corner of West Street and gasped as two window washers clung to life at the end of a rope a thousand feet above. By the time rescue crews reached the men on the 69th floor of 1 World Trade they were … Read More

SXSW 2018: Protect AI, Robots, Cars (And Us) From Bias

As Mark Hamill humorously shared the behind-the-scenes of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with a packed SXSW audience, two floors below on the exhibit floor Universal Robots recreated General Grievous’ famed light saber battles. The battling machines were steps away from a twelve foot dancing Kuka robot and an automated coffee dispensary. Somehow the famed interactive … Read More

Is Darth Vader the New iPhone?

Hands down the best Star Wars movie is “The Empire Strikes Back.”  I still get chills thinking of Luke Skywalker decapitating himself as Darth Vader.  By the end of the movie, we see the premonition coming closer to reality with Luke’s new robotic arm.  Today, we are not that far off from … Read More