In this week's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Weekly, more coverage of new legislation and regulation around autonomous vehicles; learning from accidents of self-driving cars; and uncovering "Car Seat Guy."
The Conversation – Even as the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma begin to recede, significant but less obvious health threats remain. The standing water the storms have left behind will almost certainly cause an explosion of the mosquito population.
Science – The House of Representatives took a major step toward setting federal science budgets for the 2018 fiscal year that begins 1 October. But Congress is still far from the finish line, and final spending levels aren’t likely to be finalized until late this year at the earliest.