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 in 2023.

  1. Scientists conduct first test of a wireless cosmic ray navigation system
  2. 35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked by the Star to predict the world of 2019. Here…
  3. Do You Love Me?
  4. Life Evolves. Can Attempts to Create ‘Artificial Life’ Evolve, Too?
  5. You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think


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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":

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The Robot Report

Exploring the business and applications of robotics. 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

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