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Robots: History and Outlook

In today's episode we speak with two of the founding fathers of robotics, George Bekey and Rodney Brooks about the last 50 years of robotics, the ongoing robot revolution and future prospects.

Syndicated 2012-04-06 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Dynamic Systems

To celebrate our 100th episode, we welcome Raffaello D'Andrea, Professor at ETHZ and co-founder of Kiva Systems. He gives us his first impressions after the acquisition of Kiva by Amazon and presents his work in dynamic systems.

Syndicated 2012-03-23 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Dexterous Manipulators and Morphogenesis

This episode features two of the key speakers from this year's SCHUNK Expert Days, Bruno Siciliano and Rolf Pfeifer. We took advantage of the stimulating conference atmosphere to ask them more about dexterous manipulators and morphogenesis.

Syndicated 2012-03-09 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Self-Organizing Systems

In today's episode we focus on self-organizing systems in modular and swarm robotics with Radhika Nagpal, director of the Self-Organized Systems Research Group at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.

Syndicated 2012-02-24 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Senseable Robots

In today's episode we look at some of the work done by the Senseable City Lab. We'll be talking to Carlo Ratti, the director of the lab, about two of their many projects - namely Flyfire and Seaswarm.

Syndicated 2012-02-10 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Advances in Bipedal Locomotion

In this episode we talk to Subramanian Ramamoorthy from the University of Edinburgh about the recent progress in walking robotics. We then speak with Felipe Brandão Cavalcanti who is an Electrical Engineering student working on stability and gait generation for humanoids at the University of Brasilia.

Syndicated 2012-01-27 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: From Reasearch to Industry in the AUV Market

Today David Lane from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh talks about his journey from research to business and back. He talks about how he got started in offshore work and robotics research and how that led him to develop new smarts for existing hardware. David shares his personal view on how the Thunderbirds, diving and the [...]

Syndicated 2012-01-13 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Best of 2011

In this episode, the Robots Podcast team looks at the robots and technologies that marked 2011. We'll be discussing industrial robots, cloud robotics, soft robots, service robots, aerial robots, autonomous cars, agriculture robots, bio-inspired robots, human-like walkers and swarm robotics.

Syndicated 2011-12-30 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Turning Robots into Products

In todays episode we look at robots made by Adept Technologies with Product Marketing Manager, Erin Rapacki. She talks about the robots developed at Adept, her hopes for mobile robots, the media hype that surrounds robotics, the need for researchers to think of real-world problems and cloud robotics.

Syndicated 2011-12-16 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Robotics Roadmaps – USA

In today’s episode we discuss the national funding strategies of the USA, as a part of our special series on funding strategies worldwide. Our first episode on the subject looked at funding in Japan with Tomomasa Sato. Today we'll be focussing on the Robotics Roadmap in the USA with one of its main creators, Henrik Christensen.

Syndicated 2011-12-02 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

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