Robotics experts tell Congress the U.S. is in danger of losing the international robot race

"Ryan Calo, a technology law professor at the University of Washington who edited the new Roadmap for Robotics report, argues that the government should even consider creating a Federal Robotics Commission that could help inform policy with deep technical expertise and review computational systems to make sure they’re working within the bounds of the law.

“I’m pretty convinced that it’s premature to write rules for artificial intelligence and for robotics,” said Calo. “But I do think it’s going to be increasingly important for the federal government to have dedicated expertise that can ask the right questions when asked to sign off on new technologies.”"