Robot Inspiration



Disney Says President Trump Will Speak at the Hall of Presidents, Contradicting Earlier Reports

Driving Robots

Volvo’s driverless cars ‘confused’ by kangaroos

Autonomous Grocery Vans Are Making Deliveries in London

Avis signs on to manage Waymo’s self-driving vehicle fleet in Phoenix

Why Waymo’s Partnership with Avis Makes Sense

Waymo’s self-driving van hits the desert to see if it can stand the heat

Before They Hit the Road, Driverless Vehicles Will Take Over Warehouses raises $50M for retrofit kits to bring self-driving to existing fleets

Taking a ride in MIT’s self-driving wheelchair

Chess-Playing Robots

A Brutal Intelligence: AI, Chess, and the Human Mind

Robot Homes

Toyota’s Home Helper Is a Glimpse of Our Robot-Assisted Future

Robot Restaurants

Zume Pizza adds extra automation as it rolls out to new cities

Go on a Bender at the New Tipsy Robot

Flying Robots

Drones to the Rescue

MIT’s gas-powered drone is able to stay in the air for five days at a time

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

Marvel Comics Themed RC Super Drones

Agility Robots

Cassie, An Incredible Two-Legged Agility Robot

This Parkour Robot Easily Bounces Its Way Over Obstacles

Seeing Robots

The engineer behind the Not Hotdog app from ‘Silicon Valley’ put a lot of thought into AI


Facebook improves its AI Messenger assistant ‘M’ with new wits

Ransomware Is a Real Threat, but Don’t Forget the Botnets

Robot Artists

Machine Creativity Beats Some Modern Art

Robot PR

A Reality Check for IBM’s AI Ambitions

IBM is telling Congress not to fear the rise of an AI ‘overlord’

Fiat “Handbuilt by Robots” Commercial, 1978

Other Robot Fictions

The Balkan blobject robot at the 2073 Venice Biennale

Robot Predictions

An AI That Predicts a Neighborhood’s Wealth From Space

Robot Teachers

With the ‘Coming Battles’ Between People and Machines, Educators Are All the More Vital

Robots Raising Children

Disney experiments look to make kid-robot interactions more natural

Robots Hiring Humans

Harver raises $8.1M to replace the tedious trawl through résumés with an AI

A Job Plan for Robots and Humans

Other Robot Workers

General Electric Builds an AI Workforce

The Robot Economy

Automation’s Effect on Developing Tech Economies

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs

China’s Tech Moguls Warn of AI’s Troubling Trajectory

Robot Research

Who Is Winning the AI Race?

Teaching robots to learn about the world through touch

MIT CSAIL research offers a fully automated way to peer inside neural nets

Audrey Watters


The History of the Future of Intelligent Machines

A Hack Education Project

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