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The Best Articles in Robotics

The most useful articles and videos in Robotics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Robotics Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Robotics by Refind users.

  1. Do You Love Me?
  2. 35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked by the Star to predict the world of 2019. Here…
  3. AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners’
  4. It's time to accept AI will never think like a human
  5. You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Robotics—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Robotics.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Robotics, including:

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Kate Darling

Human-robot interaction, tech policy & ethics at MIT @medialab. she/her. Author of "The New Breed": http://rb.gy/uykksn

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The Robot Report

Exploring the business and applications of robotics. http://TheRobotReport.com has a worldwide database and global map of thousands of companies in robotics.

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Open Robotics

Our mission is to support development, distribution, and adoption of open source software like #ROS and #Gazebo for use in the robotics industry. Formerly OSRF.

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NCCR Robotics

We are a Swiss centre funded by SNSF hosted by @EPFL_en & @ETH_en, working to develop new, human-oriented robotic technology for improving our quality of life

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Robotics, including:

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IEEE Spectrum

The latest technology news and analysis from the world's leading engineering magazine

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MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters

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Freethink

No politics, no gossip, no cynics. It's the news, reimagined.

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Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism. Reader-supported since 1976. Thank you for making our work possible!

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