Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The UK wants to start testing robots in public

A group in the United Kingdom wants to start testing robots in public, and it wants to do it soon. Called RAS 2020 — short for Robotics Autonomous Systems — the group is operated by the UK's Technology Strategy Board, and its broad aim is to advance robotics in the country. That covers everything from driverless cars and unmanned aircrafts to nuclear robotics. RAS recently put forth an action plan to go about this, which will naturally include quite a bit of testing. And while companies like Google may prefer to do those kinds of tests in private, RAS 2020 would rather do it in full view of the public.

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