What's New

 

Three New IEEE Standards for Making Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Safer
The Institute - February 2018

They cover fail-safe designs and address the subtle ways that robots can influence human behavior

"A lot of recent discussion has focused on whether technology companies, like Apple, bear the responsibility for harmful effects on society of their handheld and computer products. Similar concerns are now being raised about the unintended consequences of autonomous and intelligent systems such as self-driving cars, intelligent digital assistants, and androids."

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Diligent Robotics Bringing Autonomous Mobile Manipulation to Hospitals
IEEE Spectrum - January 2018

Autonomous mobile manipulation is the cutting edge of robotics right now, but Diligent Robotics is already bringing it to market

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New Safety Features in Your Car Might Make Your Driving Worse
The Institute - January 2018

As automotive tech advances, motorists are becoming less alert

"Although the era of self-driving vehicle is not quite here yet, if you’ve recently purchased a new car, it likely has several features that allow it to think for itself in certain situations."

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IEEE Releases New Ethical Considerations for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
The Institute - January 2018

The second version covers affective computing, mixed reality, and well-being

The latest version of “Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being With Autonomous and Intelligent Systems” is now available. More than 200 global thought leaders helped create the 263-page document, making it the most comprehensive, crowdsourced global treatise about ethics of such systems, according to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA).

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Microdrones That Cooperate to Transport Objects Could Be Future of Warehouse Automation
IEEE Spectrum - January 2018

"Last month, we wrote about autonomous quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania that use just a VGA camera and an IMU to navigate together in swarms. Without relying on external localization or GPS, quadrotors like these have much more potential to be real-world useful, since they can operate without expensive and complex infrastructure, even indoors."

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Connected/Autonomous Vehicle Future Opportunity for TEMS Members
IEEE TEMS Leader - January 2018

Watch an interview with President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association on Dec.23 2017 on “Connected/Autonomous Vehicle Future Oppo for TEMS members”.

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The Drive for More
IEEE Transmitter - January 2018

"CES is always interesting in the world of automotive. Auto giants like Ford, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Nissan and more take to the showroom floor to debut their latest and greatest as a precursor to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). With intelligent transportation always making headlines, the focus this year was on what’s inside and around the vehicles."

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CES 2018: Phantom Auto Demonstrates First Remote-Controlled Car on Public Roads
IEEE Spectrum - January 2018

"Phantom Auto engineer Ben Shukman watches the passing cars carefully before pulling out of the MGM Grand parking lot and onto busy Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas. Shukman skillfully merges into fast-flowing traffic as we chat about how the uncharacteristic rain here this week has led to an uptick in accidents over the last few days."

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Mind Over Matter
IEEE Transmitter - January 2018

"It was hard not to stop at BrainCo when traversing the showroom floor at CES 2018. The promise of “unlocking the power of your brain” is pithy, and when you see it in action, it’s just plain cool."

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Make Way for More Robots
IEEE Transmitter - January 2018

"Nearly every inch of the LG booth at CES this year was powered by AI, with robots featured prominently in each demo. The company laid the foundation for its commercial robots in 2017, and at CES 2018, they’re introducing show-goers to three new members of the CLOi family. The announcement, which is intended to complement advancements with LG ThinQ (the brand’s consumer-facing AI efforts), represents the investment that LG is making in deep learning."

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Are You Commuting? Great! You Can Work More...
IEEE Future Directions Blog - January 2018

"Self driving cars are not a reality yet, they are still drawing the attention of people around as they drive. In the next decade they might become more usual, although I would put my bet in the decade following the next one, in the 2030ies."

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Consumer Electronics Trends to Watch for in 2018
IEEE Transmitter - January 2018

"As the calendar turns, new technologies and innovations are among our favorite things to watch for. So, we talked with a few of our technical experts about which trends in consumer electronics they see coming up on the horizon in 2018."

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