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Robots

A robot does not have to be intelligent to perform mechanical tasks. Artificial intelligence, however, can reduce the need for human guidance, allowing robots to make decisions and take actions on their own. But how much autonomy do we want to grant them?

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The Care and Feeding of Bots

An Owner’s Manual for Robotic Process Automation
Christopher Surdak
Ouray Mills Publishing, 2020
9 Article

Intelligent Machines That Learn Like Children

Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills
Diana Kwon
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8 Article

Witnessing a Wearables Transition

Assistive robots must mimic human dynamics and move toward neural-interface control.
José L. Pons
Science, 2019
8 Article

Microsoft Premonition: What if we could predict epidemics like we predict the weather?

Through a network of robotic sensing platforms, Premonition aims to continuously monitor our environment to detect potential pathogens and disease-carrying animals before they cause outbreaks.
Microsoft, 2021
8 Article

A Gripping Problem

Humans are masters of dexterity. But robots are catching up.
Richard Hodson
Nature, 2018
8 Book

The Fourth Age

Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
Byron Reese
Atria Books, 2018
9 Article

Are Robots Competing for Your Job?

Probably, but don’t count yourself out.
Jill Lepore
The New Yorker, 2019
9 Book

The Globotics Upheaval

Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work
Richard Baldwin
Oxford UP, 2019
9 Book

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
David L. Hu
Princeton UP, 2018