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  • Deploying Data Science and AI to Fight Wildlife Trafficking December 5, 2022
    This is a sponsored article brought to you by NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Wildlife trafficking is a lucrative market. While it’s hard to tell exactly how much money it brings in, the U.S. government estimates it’s in the billions of dollars a year. Animals and their parts are traded much like firearms or narcotics […]
  • The EV Transition Explained: Charger Infrastructure December 4, 2022
    The ability to conveniently charge an EV away from home is a top concern for many EV owners. A 2022 survey of EV owners by Forbes indicates that 62 percent of respondents are so anxious about their EV range that travel plans have been affected. While “range anxiety” may be overblown, the need for an […]
  • Economics Drives Ray-Gun Resurgence December 4, 2022
    The technical challenge of missile defense has been compared with that of hitting a bullet with a bullet. Then there is the still tougher economic challenge of using an expensive interceptor to kill a cheaper target—like hitting a lead bullet with a golden one. Maybe trouble and money could be saved by shooting down such […]
  • Chinese Joint Venture Will Begin Mass-Producing an Autonomous Electric Car December 3, 2022
    In October, a startup called Jidu Automotive, backed by Chinese AI giant Baidu and Chinese carmaker Geely, officially released an autonomous electric car, the Robo-01 Lunar Edition. In 2023, the car will go on sale. At roughly US $55,000, the Robo-01 Lunar Edition is a limited edition, cobranded with China’s Lunar Exploration Project. It has […]
  • Video Friday: Humanoid Soccer December 2, 2022
    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.CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALANDICRA 2023: 29 May–2 June 2023, LONDONEnjoy today’s videos! […]

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  • Stories of the War in Ukraine: Volodymyr March 17, 2022
    Over the past week, The Institute has made contact with some of the 400 members of the IEEE Ukraine Section to help them share their experiences during the war. This personal account was written by Volodymyr Pyliavskyi, a senior researcher at the Odessa National Telecommunications Academy in Odessa, Ukraine. “For so long I was planning […]
  • Stories of the War in Ukraine: Hanna March 17, 2022
    Over the past week, The Institute has made contact with some of the 400 members of the IEEE Ukraine Section to help them share their experiences during the war. This personal account, entitled “Real War,” was written by Hanna Porieva, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky […]
  • A Russian Perspective on the War in Ukraine March 17, 2022
    The Institute reached out to Russian IEEE members to get their views regarding the war, as citizens, engineers, and IEEE members. Here we share the thoughts of Roman L. Gorbunov, a member of the Siberia section. As our regular readers might know, we sometimes publish opinion articles. These should not be interpreted as official positions […]