Quadcopter Test Platform

This customized quadcopter will be used as a test platform for sensors, motors and imaging tools. Using GPS, an FPV ...
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Sumobot

I am coaching a school robotics team at Blue School in Manhattan. The students have some coding experience, some building ...
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“Arena” is amazing

As a Geographer and Photographer (and as a Human) I was fascinated by this short film, watching the patterns in ...
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Learning Empathy through Design Thinking

As a consultant and teacher in an afterschool program, the League of Young Inventors, in Brooklyn, NY, I help develop ...
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The latest news relating to robotics curated from the people, institutions, and brands I follow online.

 

  • Artificial Intelligence Regulation May Be Impossible
    by Michael Spencer on March 3, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Artificial intelligence is a tool humanity is wielding with increasing recklessness. We say it’s for our common good with machine learning hype equal to business profits. But what happens when we don’t have the code of ethics, laws, government accountability, corporate transparency and capability […]

  • The Troubling Trajectory Of Technological Singularity
    by Jayshree Pandya on February 11, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Introduction<p>As humanity stands on the brink of a technology triggered information revolution, the scale, scope and complexity of the impact of intelligence evolution in machines is unlike anything humankind has experienced before. As a result, the speed at which the ideas, innovations and […]

  • This AI teaches robots how to walk
    by Kyle Wiggers on January 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Artificially intelligent (AI) systems have imbued robots with the ability to grasp and manipulate objects with humanlike dexterity, and now, researchers say they’ve developed an algorithm through which machines might learn to walk on their own. In a preprint paper published on Arxiv.org (“Learning […]

  • This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task
    by Devin Coldewey on January 1, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and back was found to be cheating by hiding information it would need later in “a nearly imperceptible, […]

  • The AI chip unicorn that’s about to revolutionize everything has computational Graph at its Core
    by George Anadiotis on December 21, 2018 at 8:38 am

    AI is the most disruptive technology of our lifetimes, and AI chips are the most disruptive infrastructure for AI. By that measure, the impact of […]