Author: Roberto J. González

Requiem for a War Robot

Roberto J. González , March 22nd, 2022

An experimental robotic pack mule, the Legged Squad Support System, walks alongside U.S. Marines on patrol. Sarah Dietz/U.S. Marine Corps Excerpted from War Virtually: The Quest to Autom…


Why a Mexican Village’s DIY Cellphone Network Matters

Roberto J. González , March 30th, 2021

A campesino checks his cellphone while working in the fields outside of Talea de Castro, Mexico (the mountain village in the distance on the upper left). Agustine Sacha…


Connectedness in a Time of Pandemic

Roberto J. González , October 22nd, 2020

Right now, many of us are reevaluating what it means to be connected. In the United States, we often think of connectivity as having wireless broadband service, or…