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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

Robots: Connectors & Modular Robots

In today's show we hear from our new collaborator, Per Sjoborg who is the founder of Flexibility Envelope, a blog on self-reconfiguring modular robotics. He speaks to Martin Nilsson from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science about his experience in making snake robots and connectors for modular robotics.

Syndicated 2011-11-18 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

Robots: Made in Brazil

In today's show, we take you all the way to Brazil. Marcelo Becker from the University of São Paulo (USP) talks to us about how mobile robots are going to help change agriculture, manufacturing and driving in his country. We then speak with Marcel de Sena Dall'Agnol a student at USP about the excellent robotics competition they organized at SEMATRON, a mechatronics conference organized by USP undergraduates.

Syndicated 2011-11-04 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics » Podcast

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