What is Robohub?
Robohub is a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from around the world. Our mission at Robohub is to connect the robotics community to the public.Content-area specialists curate all incoming articles to make sure that reporting is truthful, fair and balanced, and in-house editors ensure that all content meets the highest editorial standards for language and clarity. Embedded comments, and an active presence on Google+, Facebook and Twitter further help to promote discussion and debate.
- A belief that knowledge should be open and shared
- A belief that anyone can educate themselves and make informed decisions if they have straightforward access to clear, relevant information
- A belief that experts are ideally positioned to communicate directly with the public
- A deep sense of responsibility to the scientific community
Who are we?
Robohub is mostly run by volunteers who are passionate about robotics and science communication. Our core team:
Sabine Hauert – President & Co-founder
Markus Waibel – Co-founder
Hallie Siegel – Managing Editor
Andra Keay – Treasurer
Melisa Vogel – Project Manager
Ioannis Erripis – Technical Project Manager
Shima Rayej – Director of Business Development
We also have more than 70 contributors from 15 countries around the globe, including robotics researchers, innovation experts, business leaders, policy-makers and historians.
Notable contributors include:
- Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics
- Henrik Christensen, Director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, and KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Raffaello D’Andrea, Co-Founder KIVA Systems, and Professor for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich
- John Dulchinos, visionary leader in the robotics industry
- Brian Gerkey, CEO of OSFR
- Dmitry Grishin, Founder of Grishin Robotics
- Terry Fong, Director of the Intelligent RoboticsGroup at the NASA Ames Research Center
- Andra Keay, Robot Launchpad & Silicon Valley Robotics
- Rich Mahoney, Director of Robotics at SRI
- Frank Tobe, founder of The Robot Report
- Alan Winfield, Professor of Electronic Engineering, UWE Bristol
- and many more!
In addition, we have a team of editors who curate all incoming content, and technical staff who keep the site running well and looking great.
How are we different?
Robotics is widely discussed in mainstream media, with headlines that play to both the public’s fascination about robots and its fears about them. Many robot enthusiasts have taken to online media to report on the ‘Robot Revolution’; however, with so many people contributing, and so much content spread out across the web, it’s difficult for the general public to know where to look for quality information. The resulting confusion and misinformation only play further into the public’s fear and/or misguided expectations of what robots can do.
We are ideally positioned to demystify robotic technologies, spur innovation, and raise ethical and legal questions that require discussion. Unfortunately, many of us do not know how to best use online tools to directly share our research and join the public discourse on robotics. Many of us also need help to communicate our research in a language that is clear and accessible to the general public.
Robohub is more than an online robotics news site; we are a community, and a forum for knowledge-sharing, discussion, and debate. We are different from other robotics news sites because we don’t just send journalists out to ‘cover’ a story; we also enable roboticists to share their stories in their own words by providing them with a social media platform and editorial guidance. This means that our readers get to learn about the latest research and business news, events and opinions, directly from the experts.
Robohub is produced by the ROBOTS Association, a non-profit based in Zurich, Switzerland and dedicated to providing free, high quality information for the robotics community and the general public. The ROBOTS association gratefully acknowledges funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, grant number 139912.
To get in touch, please send your message to: info –at– robohub.org