Intelligent Machines

Recommended Robot and AI Reads This Week

A roundup of the best stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.

Sep 30, 2015

Amazon Robotics: IoT in the Warehouse
Wow. Apparently, Amazon’s warehouse robots can now move between its fulfillment centers by rolling onto shipping trucks.

Google Tries to Make Its Cars Drive More Like Humans
This is an important challenge for those hoping to commercialize automated vehicles. But what of different styles of driving in different cities?

Brain-Computer Link Enables Paralyzed California Man to Walk
A remarkable brain-controlled prosthesis has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down to control his own legs using his thoughts.

Forget the Turing Test—There Are Better Ways of Judging AI
After taking part in a Turing test competition, one journalist ponders more useful ways of judging machine intelligence.

Welcome to the Drone Age
The Economist explains why we are on the verge of a drone revolution.

Rock Paper Scissors Robot Wins 100 Percent of the Time
We’ll have to come up with a different way to settle disagreements with robots. But, as this article notes, an unbeatable rock-paper-scissors bot also hints at more nuanced ways for robots to interact with humans.