The Home of my contributions to the 'Science robotics' magazine

As of February 2018, I am writing a monthly Science Fiction/Science Fact focus article for Science Robotics. Each month the editors and I will pick a topic in the public eye. Then I will write a meta-article and a guest researcher writes a more detailed follow up article.

March 30, 2020

In March's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Combating COVID-19—The role of robotics in managing public health and infectious diseases".

Read the article here.....https://robotics.sciencemag.org

March 5, 2020

In February's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Autonomous cars in science fiction".

We view autonomous cars just like the ones in science fiction, and that could be a problem.

Read the article here.....https://robotics.sciencemag.org

December 27, 2019

In December's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Explainable Robotics in Science Fiction".

Would we trust a robot? Science fiction says no, but explainable robotics may find a way.
 

Read the article here.....https://robotics.sciencemag.org

June 4, 2019

Science fiction has generally ignored the science behind computer vision and its use of neural networks for machine learning. Robot vision, like robot intelligence, simply existed in stories; it did not have to be explained...

Read the article here...  http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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February 21, 2019

Advances in medical rehabilitation robotics are making Alita-like cyborgs almost a reality, but laws are lagging...

Read the article here...  http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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February 10, 2019

We should discard the expectations from science fiction that a robot will become a virtuoso at a new task overnight and that learning leads to sentience....

Read the article here...  http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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December 13, 2018

For more than 100 years, science fiction has speculated on what the popular press calls the Internet of Things smart houses or what engineers call “domotics,” a portmanteau of “domestic robotics.” From the very beginning, science fiction has highlighted the potential negative aspects of smart houses, but the emerging positive benefits almost certainly outweigh these fears...

Read the article here...  http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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October 18, 2018

This month in Science Robotics I am discussing the monumentous 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey... Fifty years later, HAL is hiding in plain sight on Earth.

Read the article here...  http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:

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Cosmos Magazine - Fifty years later, scientists reflect on the influence of 2001: A Space Odysse

Live Sciences - https://www.livescience.com/63859-2001-movie-50th-anniversary-ai.html

Asgardia - https://asgardia.space/en/news/2001-A-Space-Odyssey-Inspires-Scientists

July 19, 2018

L3-37, the so-called mutt of a robot in Solo: A Stars Wars Movie, may lead the way to more efficient, economical, and robust systems.

Here is a link to the article... http://robotics.sciencemag.org

April 28, 2018

HBO’s Westworld is located to the right of the uncanny valley, near the archipelago of governments proposing to regulate sexbots and strong artificial intelligence.

Here is a link to the article... http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:

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Bell Media - New scientific paper explores WESTWORLD and Artificial Intelligence

Discover Canada - A extended clip from Daily planet where I discuss the Uncanny Valley - The Uncanny Valley | Daily Planet

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