Basic income, along with taxes, ethics rules, and outright bans are among the government responses to the perceived threats of automation. Plus, which countries are pursuing autonomous weapons?
Thailand and Japan plan to work together to build robotics and AI talent, and drones cause national security headaches for law enforcement and defense authorities.
A commission in the German transport ministry has recommended ethics rules for self-driving cars that could provide a model for China and other nations.
Analysts have expressed concerns that the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation will raise costs, limit access to data, and hinder AI development. The European privacy provisions could also lower barriers within the continent.
Hoping to develop commercial drone applications, some leading-edge companies plan to provide blueprints for BVLOS operations and new flight software for drone makers.
Byron Clayton, the new head of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, talks about how universities, manufacturers, and the government can work together to keep U.S. industry competitive.
This week saw developments in AI around spying, nuclear war decision-making and European investment.
The EU’s strict new General Data Protection Regulation will affect companies globally, and service robot users should know its provisions.
The debate over whether the corporate tax rate should encourage automation or hiring, as well as whether jobs and robotics are in opposition, continues worldwide.
Before robots can clear snow from your driveway, developers need to work out autonomous snowplow kinks. They’re doing just that at Fagerness Airport.
Robots and AI are taking on new roles, from inspecting oil rigs to hiring human workers. How do self-driving car regulations and Russian AI reflect new fronts in geopolitical competition?
Current self-driving car rules in Germany, Japan, and Singapore show a mix of motivations and approaches to regulation.
As the crash investigation continues, more questions are raised around liability, regulations, and government policies surrounding autonomous vehicles.
Lyft and Magna’s partnership to create a driverless car brain faces speed bumps in China, and the departure of physicist Stephen Hawking renews attention to his warnings about AI.
A new OECD study on robotics and reshoring finds that multinationals are reorganizing production in reaction to more capable automation and rising wages worldwide.
The leaders in the AI race depend on availability of big data, breadth of use, and careful choices of international partners. Also, we look at potential U.S. and U.K. regulations around autonomous systems.
The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, wants to enact regulations in response to drone concerns this year. Privacy protection and safety are two areas that face regulation.
Drone threats, the ongoing race to develop autonomous vehicles, and the effects of job concerns on national policies are all part of this week’s global robotics roundup.
For the robotics ecosystem to grow and benefit local economies, organizations such as MassRobotics are learning to work with government programs such as MassWorks and are connecting academia and industry.
AI policy isn’t just about chips; it also affects where driverless vehicles will go, global workforces, and manufacturing competitiveness.
The authors of a journal article calling out 10 grand robotics challenges explain where advances are being made and why researchers need to be self-aware.
U.K. pledge of £84 million in support for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation underscores expectations for growth.
In the latest Robotics & Geopolitics roundup, we look at how unmanned vessels such as Sea Hunter are changing seafaring, AI being used by U.S. state judges, and Chinese attitudes to automation.
NLO’s patent attorneys and NLO’s trademark and design attorneys have been helping clients protect their creations for 130 years. Technology companies can thus recoup their investments and strengthen their position in the market.
In this week’s Robotics & Geopolitics roundup, we look at China’s ongoing pursuit of global AI leadership, automation and fast-food workers, and other self-driving car and drone developments.