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Robots: The Bilibot Project

In today's episode we talk about a new generation of affordable robots with the Bilibot project and its leader Garratt Gallagher.

Syndicated 2011-06-03 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Blended Reality

In today's episode we meet with Natalie Freed, David Robert and Adam Setapen from Cynthia Breazeal's Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. They'll be telling us about the Playtime Computing System, a playground where kids can interact with the physical world and its virtual extension.

Syndicated 2011-05-20 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: European Robotics (Part 2)

Second of a two-part feature on the European Robotics Forum, an event jointly organized by EUROP and EURON and hosted this year in Sweden by Robotdalen. Thanks to an invitation by EUnited Robotics, we got a chance to be there and talk to some of Europe's major players in the field, from both industry and research. In today's show we speak with Bernd Liepert CTO of KUKA AG and president of EUROP and Rich Walker from Shadow Robot.

Syndicated 2011-05-06 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: European Robotics (Part 1)

First of a two-part feature on the European Robotics Forum, an event jointly organized by EUROP and EURON and hosted this year in Sweden by Robotdalen. Thanks to an invitation by EUnited Robotics, we got a chance to be there and talk to some of Europe's major players in the field, from both industry and research.

Syndicated 2011-04-22 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Robotic Arts

Our episode today features David St-Onge, an engineer working at the interface of visionary arts and creative science. Having participated in numerous robotic-art projects (including the Cloudharp, SAILS, the Mascarillon) he talks about the opportunities and challenges of undertaking projects combining the contrasting domains of arts and science/engineering.

Syndicated 2011-04-08 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Mind Control

In today's episode we look at a novel way to interact with your robot: through mind control. Raul Rojas returns to our show to talk about how his AutoNOMOS team used brain waves to give commands to their autonomous vehicle, MadeInGermany. We then talk to Geoffrey Mackeller, CTO of Emotiv Systems, the producer of the EEG headset used as an interface for this project.

Syndicated 2011-03-25 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Future Manipulators

n today's show we'll be talking about futuristic manipulators that look nothing like the typical industrial robot arms you've seen in factories. Our first guest, Heinrich Jaeger from the University of Chicago tells us about the soft universal gripper that was published in PNAS this year. Our second guest, Andrzej Grzesiak, presents the bio-inspired manipulator he created with Festo and that won the German Future Prize last year.

Syndicated 2011-03-11 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Telepresence

In today's show we'll have a look the next killer application in robotics, telepresence. Our first guest, Jean-Christophe Baillie, is the CEO of Gostai which just commercialized the Jazz series this year. Our second guest, Trevor Blackwell, presents his company's Anybots.

Syndicated 2011-02-25 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Robotics Roadmaps – Japan

This episode is a first in a series about robotics funding and priorities worldwide. To start out, we'll be talking with an expert and leading figure in Japanese Robotics, Tomomasa Sato, who will give us insights into the Japanese robotics roadmap.

Syndicated 2011-02-11 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Odor Source Localization

In this episode we revisit robot olfaction and take a closer look at the problem of odor source localization. Our first guest, Hiroshi Ishida from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology is an expert in the field, whose sniffing robots range from blimps to ground and underwater robots. Our second guest, Thomas Lochmatter from EPFL talks about tradeoffs between biologically inspired and probabilistic approaches to navigate a gas plume.

Syndicated 2011-01-28 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

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