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?
One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build
Avid Reader Press, 2020
Cloud Labs: Where Robots Do the Research
A host of companies provide a remote, automated workforce for conducting experiments around the clock.
The Care and Feeding of Bots
An Owner’s Manual for Robotic Process Automation
Ouray Mills Publishing, 2020
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
Scientific American, 2018
Witnessing a Wearables Transition
Assistive robots must mimic human dynamics and move toward neural-interface control.
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.
A Gripping Problem
Humans are masters of dexterity. But robots are catching up.
The Fourth Age
Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
Atria Books, 2018
Are Robots Competing for Your Job?
Probably, but don’t count yourself out.
The New Yorker, 2019
The Globotics Upheaval
Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work
Oxford UP, 2019
Humans Need Not Apply
A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Yale UP, 2015
How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls
Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
Princeton UP, 2018