Blind robots that feel

 

July 8 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios

In a turn away from vision, a team at MIT has created a feline robot that attempts to better approximate how humans and animals actually move, navigating stairs and uneven surfaces guided only by sensors on its feet.

The robot riot of 2016

 

July 8 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios

For two years, historians, economists and others have pondered whether western leaders, facing a growing populist challenge, must prepare for an even greater temblor resembling the French Revolution or 1930s fascism.