With a Dancing Robot and Autonomous Submarine, U of I’s Robotics Program is Settling into Its New Space
September 08, 2021
This story by Greg Mason was published in The Spokesman-Review on Sept. 7.
The first law of robotics, according to science fiction, is that robots may never harm a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. The first “rule” of robotics in John Shovic’s classes at the University of Idaho, meanwhile, is much less ominous. “Robots are dumb,” said Shovic, a professor in robotics and artificial intelligence. “Robots can’t do anything without software controlling them.” Read more.
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