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Robots: Rethink Robotics

In today's episode we speak with Rodney Brooks at the offices of Rethink Robotics about their first product Baxter, his ambition to revolutionize manufacturing and latest tips for young entrepreneurs.

Syndicated 2012-10-05 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: BEAM Robotics

In today's episode we speak with Mark Tilden, about the history before WowWee's RoboSapien and FemiSapien and about his belief that bottom up BEAM robotics (which stands for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics) is essential in creating low cost, competent, robust and flexible robots.

Syndicated 2012-09-21 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

Robots: Future Cities

In today’s episode we speak with Matthias Kohler, faculty at ETHZ and renowned architect, about his work in robotic architecture at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) which is part of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC) in Singapore.

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

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

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