Culture & Ethics Archive

As robots enter our lives, how will they learn our ethics?

At a point when most people have yet to experience self-driving cars, and may be hesitant to cede driving duties to a robot, Jacob Ward

A3 forum for robotics leaders runs through Friday in Orlando

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Business Forum, which seeks to explore how robotics is changing businesses for the better, begins today at the

Robot security guard maker releases statement on privacy

Knightscope, which has been in the news a lot lately because of its first product, a robot security guard, today directly addressed one of

FIRST kicks off 2014 season, unveils “Aerial Assist” game

The 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off over the weekend, and high school students around the world (nearly 70,000, according to organizers) got their

Chrysler Foundation pledges $229K for FIRST Robotics teams

The Chrysler Foundation reported today that it will award $229,000 in grants to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics

FAA announces test sites for unmanned aircraft research

After months of anticipation, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today revealed the locations of six unmanned aircraft systems research and test sites. Congress directed

“Hidden” Internet of Things OS proves vulnerable to attack

For all the excitement surrounding progress toward networking the everyday machines that make up the “Internet of Things” — tech writers and analysts say

White House Google+ Hangout features “maker” theme today

The latest installment of the White House “We the Geeks” series of Google+ Hangouts, scheduled for later today, will feature a maker movement theme.

FAA releases roadmap for UAS, finalizes test site privacy policy

The Federal Aviation Administration today released its first annual “roadmap” outlining efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the nation’s airspace. The document is

Australian UAV competition draws attention to civilian uses

Northrop Grumman put out a release today touting its sponsorship of the UAV Challenge – Outback Rescue, a joint effort between the Australian Research