One wonderful thing about "EETimes" is that it brings topics to our attention that we might otherwise have completely missed. Such is the case with this overview of the SPHERES program. I'd not appreciated that this work was being done - and I especially appreciate the reminder of Asimov's "laws of robotics".
It appears as if the last line of my blog was dropped. In order to fully support Asimov's third law, it has to be able to detect a human and know that it is different from another robot. I wonder if they are working on this so that they can start building towards the second law?
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.