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Robots: Robotics Festival

In today's episode we speak with Francesco Mondada, organizer of the Robotics Festival at EPFL that gathers over 15'000 visitors for hands-on workshops and demonstrations. We also walk you through the many exhibits showcasing multi-robot systems, flying robots, rehabilitation robots and robotic salamanders.

Syndicated 2012-08-24 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: Field Robotics

In this episode, we talk to Salah Sukkarieh, Director of Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). He gives us an overview of the centre's past and present projects, many addressing the special conditions robotics faces in Australia.

Syndicated 2012-08-10 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: JPL Open House 2012

In today's show we bring you to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House, just in time to prepare for the landing of the Curiosity Mars Rover in less than 10 days.

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

Robots: Launching Startups

Today we talk with Andra Keay, founder of Robot Launch Pad which is a robotics startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley, about latest events, lean startup methodology, funding, and gender.

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

Robots: Knowledge Engineering

In this episode we talk to Mary-Anne Williams, knowledge engineer and roboticist from the University of Technology-Sydney about robot soccer, the PR2 and robotic social networks.

Syndicated 2012-06-29 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: Swiss Robotics

In this episode we talk to Dario Floreano, director of the Swiss National Center of Competence for Research (NCCR) in robotics that gathers leading experts in the field working at Swiss institutions. The center aims to develop human­-oriented robots that assist people in their daily lives and improve their quality of life. He tells us about the role of Swiss Robotics in the world, how to manage a large research center, the importance of education and their cross-disciplinary and translational work. Finally, he tells us about the latest developments in aerial robotics from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems that he directs.

Syndicated 2012-06-15 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: Robotic fishes and mannequins

In today's episode we talk to Maarja Kruusmaa about robotic fishes and the robotic mannequin they are developing at Fits.me, alongside with Diana Saarva, the COO of Fits.me.

Syndicated 2012-06-01 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: The Future of robot companions

In this episode, Paolo Dario talks about the future of robotic companions, where convergence between different fields of science and interdisciplinary teams become increasingly important.

Syndicated 2012-05-18 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: Robopocalypse

In this episode we talk to New York Times best selling author Daniel H. Wilson about one of his latest books, Robopocalypse.

Syndicated 2012-05-04 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: Bringing them to Market

Following up on Episode 99, this episode features Steven Cousins and Roland Siegwart, whom we had the pleasure to meet at the SCHUNK Expert Days, organized by SCHUNK GmbH this spring. Our interviews bring to surface the dynamic interplay of academia and industry - we talk about the transition from the research lab to the market. Listen in and find out which robotic applications are bound to make great breakthroughs soon!

Syndicated 2012-04-20 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

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