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SK Gupta
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Are there any positive implications of autonomous cars on jobs in taxi industry?
Many people have raised concerned about the negative impact of autonomous cars on people’s ability to make living as Uber, Lyft, or regular taxi drivers. Clearly autonomous cars will eliminate the need for drivers and hence people’s ability to make a living...

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What can robotics community learn from artists with disabilities?
Robotics community aspires to build general purpose robots that can perform complex tasks effortlessly. In reality, we see the current generation of robots struggling to do even simple tasks. We as roboticists admire human painters that can breathe life int...

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Latest manufacturing advances create new vulnerability to cyber threats
A number of recent reports have pointed out the vulnerability of manufacturers to cyber threats. Small manufacturers are an important part of the manufacturing supply chain and simply do not have expertise and resources to take proactive preventive actions ...

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Recent Computing Advances: Artificial Intelligence or Augmented Intelligence?
There have been significant advances in computing over the last twenty years. These advances enable computers to perform amazing feats that are far beyond the capabilities of humans such the ability to “read” millions of documents in a few minutes and inde...

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Robots for Social Good
News stories that portray robots as “villains” often get a lot of publicity by creating fear and panic among the general public. For example, as a result of recent high profile news stories, many people are beginning to view robots (and automation technolog...

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How many jobs can a fully automated factory create?
I am in favor for decreasing physical labor through automation on factory floors in the US. I consider this as the only viable strategy for improving employment picture in the manufacturing sector in the US. Some people hear this and start doubting my abil...

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What is the Next Frontier in 3D Printing?
During its early days, 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) was mainly considered a rapid prototyping process. It provided people a convenient way to prototype complex shapes. Over the last twenty years, the popularity of 3D printing has grown...

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My Ten Favorite Robots
A few months ago someone asked me, “What are your top ten favorite robots?” I had not given this topic much thought and it was hard to give an impromptu answer to this question. I have finally created the list of my ten favorite robots. This was a very diff...

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Are You Ready to Dance with Robots?
The world of art plays an important role in human lives. The art mesmerizes and inspires us. It unleashes the creative energy and challenges conventional thinking. It provokes new thoughts and compels us to ask new questions. Can robots play a role in the a...

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RoboSAM: A robot that is smart enough to call humans for help!
In my opinion, one of the most important attributes of being smart is the ability to seek help when needed. This requires realizing that help is needed and getting the right kind of help from the right source. Currently, robots do not have an ability to ass...
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