In the wake of the closure of Apple’s autonomous car division (Project Titan) this week, one questions if Steve Jobs’ axiom still holds true. “Some people say, ‘Give the customers what they want.’ But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before … Read More
This week, on the way to the first robotic conference in New York City, I felt a wave of déjà vu bringing me back to the early days of the Internet when trade shows were held in the dungeons of the Javits Center. Riding the escalator down, the excitement was palpable among the … Read More
Last week, I got flak from one reader for broaching the subject of ethics and robotics. This week, I was pleased to learn about Clearpath’s $11 million in financing for developing new “ethical” robots. According to the press release issued by the company, the majority of the funding will be applied to R&D … Read More
RobotRabbi Baxter articles: http://robotrabbi.com/?p=1858 and http://robotrabbi.com/?p=1665 Honorable mentions: The Driverless Car and Esko Bionics.
The big factor in robotics is liability. When one thinks of the evolution of the distribution of robotic hardware it is easy to see how deployments in the military and medical theater are the forerunners for business and home use. Rodney Brooks has been an innovator of home robotics since … Read More
While most of the electronic press was at CES, 60 minutes did a 13 minute segment on robots replacing human jobs in this ongoing recession. While this argument has been made as conjecture on the campaign trail, Steve Kroft enforced the point with the credibility of two MIT professors… http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf CBS News … Read More