Ron DeSantis’s Entry Into the Republican Race

Assessing Ron DeSantis’s candidacy. Also: Not debating Donald Trump; trans people; regulating A.I.; finances during divorce; musing about “the best.” More details

Video Friday: The Coolest Robots

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. ICRA 2023: 29 May–2 June 2023, LONDON Energy Drone & Robotics Summit: 10–12 June 2023, HOUSTON RoboCup 2023: 4–10 July 2023, BORDEAUX, FRANCE RSS 2023: 10–14 July 2023, DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA IEEE RO-MAN 2023: 28–31 August 2023, BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA IROS 2023: 1–5 October 2023, DETROIT CLAWAR 2023: 2–4 October 2023, FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL Humanoids 2023: 12–14 December 2023, AUSTIN, TEXAS Enjoy today’s videos! We’ve just relaunched the IEEE Robots Guide over at, featuring new robots, new interactives, and a complete redesign from the ground up. Tell your friends, tell your family, and explore nearly 250 robots in pictures and videos and detailed facts and specs, with lots more on Continue reading Video Friday: The Coolest Robots

Investors See Hope for a Debt Limit Deal

Stock and bond trading suggest that investors see an imminent deal to raise the debt limit and prevent the federal government from defaulting. More details

Who’s the Coolest Robot of All?

Calling all robot fanatics! We are the creators of the Robots Guide, IEEE’s interactive site about robotics, and we need your help. Today, we’re expanding our massive catalog to nearly 250 robots, and we want your opinion to decide which are the coolest, most wanted, and also creepiest robots out there. To submit your votes, find robots on the site that are interesting to you and rate them based on their design and capabilities. Every Friday, we’ll crunch the votes to update our Robot Rankings. Rate this robot: For each robot on the site, you can submit your overall rating, answer if you’d want to have this robot, and rate its appearance.IEEE Spectrum May the coolest (or creepiest) robot win! Our collection currently features 242 robots, including humanoids, drones, social robots, underwater vehicles, exoskeletons, self-driving cars, and more. The Robots Guide features three rankings: Top Rated, Most Wanted, and Creepiest.IEEE Continue reading Who’s the Coolest Robot of All?