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

Audrey Watters


The History of the Future of Intelligent Machines

A Hack Education Project

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