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Robot Vacuums and Surveillance


This week’s big robot news:

Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Sold

Your Roomba Is Also Gathering Data about the Layout of Your Home

Roombas have been busy mapping our homes, and now that data could be shared

Roomba’s Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

iRobot’s CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns arise

Roomba walks back plan to sell maps of your house to Amazon and Google

Robot Futurists


Why Zuckerberg and Musk Are Fighting About the Robot Future

This famous roboticist doesn’t think Elon Musk understands AI (Funnily enough, this roboticist is the cofounder of iRobot, maker of the Roomba.)

Flying Robots


Drone registration coming to the UK

Stanford Launches Platform Lab for Centralized Control of Autonomous Cars, Drones

Robot Cars


Autonomous driving will bring forced obsolescence to cars

Low-Quality Lidar Will Keep Self-Driving Cars in the Slow Lane

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake

Forrester: self-driving to make global economy “unrecognizable” by 2035

Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage

Military Robots


US Army Researching Bot Swarms

US Navy lab tests “disposable” microdrones that glide down from the sky

Sex Robots


The Trouble With Sex Robots

Robot Language


Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language

AI Shouldn’t Believe Everything It Hears

Robot Doctors


IBM’s AI can predict schizophrenia by looking at the brain’s blood flow

Retail Robots


Robots Are Replacing Workers Where You Shop

Delivery Robots


This little delivery robot is carrying a belly full of sushi

Science Fiction Robots


We’ve been having URBAN NIGHTMARES

Robot Teachers


Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Tutorbots are here – 7 ways they could change the learning landscape

Marketing Robots


What educators must learn from IBM’s ‘betrayal of science’

Why automation is different this time

Robot Workers


Shouldn’t the Robots Have Eaten All the Jobs at Amazon By Now?

Robot Babysitters


IOT Sleepbuddy, the Robotic Babysitter

How AI can help make safer baby food (and other products)

Robot Environmentalists


The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science

Robot Athletes


Artificial Intelligence in Vi Earphones Improves Fitness Training

Chinese Robots


China says it’ll be world AI leader by 2025

Chinese State Council Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

Robot Researchers


2 Cornell U Teams Land up to $15 Million to Study AI, Autonomous Systems

Carnegie Mellon Debuts Initiative to Combine Disparate AI Research

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