How humans might behave in a driverless world

The transition towards an autonomous future is something of an uncertain one, especially if driverless cars share the roads with humans.  For instance, last year, […]

Are people getting unrealistic expectations of driverless technology?

As with so many new technologies, driverless vehicles have been accompanied by an awful lot of hype, both around what they will be capable of […]

What happens when humans regain control of driverless vehicles

As the technological side of driverless technology has become more powerful, we have increasingly turned to more philosophical questions around the technology.  The so called […]

AI and attempts to model human behavior

I’ve written a few times recently about the initial forays of IBM’s Watson into retail.  For instance, at the back end of last year they […]

The automated robot that monitors the Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is already a technological marvel in its own right.  The 27km tunnel is the biggest particle accelerator in the world […]

The future of robotic surgery

Bringing robotics into the surgical process has been a considerable motivation for researchers in recent years.  For instance, at the back end of last year […]

A roadmap for robotics

Robotics as an industry has been around for approximately 50 years now, but it’s perhaps fair to say that the last few of these have […]

Meet Hadrian, the robotic bricklayer

Last year I wrote about a number of innovations emerging in the construction industry, from the drones that track project progress to the use of […]

Using the crowd to make robotic conversations more natural

Despite AI based personal assistants getting progressively better in recent years, there is still much work to be done before machines are capable of having […]

How do we feel about having robots for colleagues?

Robots have long been a companion of human workers in factories around the world, but they are increasingly becoming a presence in service environments too, […]

How automation can help us deal with the data deluge

It has been widely reported that the volume of papers emerging form the world’s universities is exploding, with estimates as high as 10,000 new papers […]

Pedestrians in a driverless world

As driverless technology has advanced, there has been a number of moves to better understand their potential relationship with pedestrians.  For instance, researchers from the […]