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Sabine Hauert is Lecturer at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and University of Bristol where she designs swarms of nanobots for biomedical applications. Swarm strategies are either inspired from nature or are automatically designed in simulation using machine learning and crowdsourcing. Before joining the University of Bristol, Sabine was a Human Frontier Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellow in the Laboratory of Sangeeta Bhatia at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT where she designed cooperative nanoparticles for cancer treatment. Her passion for swarm engineering started in 2006 as a PhD student at EPFL- Switzerland making swarms of flying robots for rescue operations. Passionate about science communication, Sabine is the Co-founder and President of the Robots Association, Co-founder of the ROBOTS Podcast ( and Robohub (, as well as Media Editor for the journal Autonomous Robots.
by   -   October 1, 2015

3y_900x500Robohub turns three today, and what a year it’s been! Just last month we got our 7000th twitter follower, saw a viral post garner over 18K page views, and launched two new video series (here and here). All this momentum is no doubt thanks to the many, many incredible volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to contributing content and making Robohub happen. Earlier this year our co-founder Sabine Hauert was invited to contribute a commentary in Nature about why good science communication is so important to robotics and AI. We’ve elaborated on that article below.

by   -   September 29, 2015


The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is taking place this week in Hamburg, Germany.

by   -   September 1, 2015


Submit your video to the AAAI Video Competition for a chance to win one of the several Shakey Awards. We’ll be voting for the People’s Choice Award right here on Robohub. Last year’s videos were viewed over 1 million times! The submission deadline is October 15.

by   -   July 28, 2015

Over one thousand of the world’s top experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are in Buenos Aires this week for the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (#IJCAI15).

by   -   July 24, 2015


ICRA 2015 is just behind us (see our coverage) and the team is already gearing up for the next edition in Stockholm, Sweden mid-May.

by ,   -   May 21, 2015

Want to use social media to get more people engaged with your robotics research? Not sure how to get started? Robohub is hosting a social media workshop at ICRA this year: Communicating robotics in 140 characters or less: Strategies, pitfalls and success stories in leveraging social media to promote your research. We hope you’ll come!

by   -   April 23, 2015


#ICRA15 just released a trailer featuring some of the highlights from the conference. It’s a nice sneak peak at the latest robots that will be presented in Seattle this May.

A must-watch!

by   -   January 29, 2015

This year's videos have been viewed more than 1'250'000 times in the past two weeks, with widespread coverage in mainstream media. Meet the winners!

by   -   September 26, 2014


Submit your video to the AAAI Video Competition for a chance to win one of the several Shakey Awards. This year we’ll be voting for the People’s Choice Award right here on Robohub. The submission deadline is October 15.

by   -   August 14, 2014


There is something magical about seeing 1,000 robots move, when humans are not operating any of them. In a new study published in Science, researchers have achieved just that. This swarm of 1,000 robots can assemble themselves into complex shapes without the need for a central brain or a human controller.

by   -   August 1, 2014

ShakeysA large crowd of experts in artificial intelligence gathered around the AAAI Video Competition Award Ceremony before catching their flights, or enjoying one last night in Québec City. The competition aims to spread the word about research and applications in AI through exciting educational videos. For this eighth edition, co-chaired by Mauro Birattari and me, 22 videos were submitted, 14 were accepted, and 5 received awards based on peer review. Videos of researchers singing Michael Jackson’s Thriller, robot dogs, neural networks, telepresence robots for the disabled, and insight into HRI had the crowd laughing and cheering.

by   -   July 2, 2014

teller300.jpg Seth Teller, a renowned robotics professor at the MIT CSAIL, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 50.

He had just brought the MIT Team to the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge with one of the best performing humanoids in the competition.

by   -   April 27, 2014

Update The submission deadline has been extended to May 4. Submit your AI and robotics videos for a chance to be featured on Robohub and win a Shakey Award at the AAAI Video Competition.

by   -   April 17, 2014


UPDATE Video and live tweets! Join us for a full day seminar and networking event at MIT on April 17 called “ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market”. Starting with an introduction to robots in science fiction, we will dive into the latest research, hear the newest startup pitches and learn from successful companies. Additional highlights will include live robot demos, an overview of legal and ethical questions, and a panel discussion with key actors in the field.

by   -   December 29, 2013


We would always have kids come around the robotics lab where I did my PhD. They would learn about robots and we would show them videos and demos of bio-inspired robots that could fly, jump and swarm. Robots are wonderful to get kids excited about engineering.

Now I’m in a lab that designs nanoparticles to kill tumor cells. So how do you explain tough concepts like cancer and show the invisible? Turns out, robots can help here too. Early December our lab welcomed 30 middle school girls. By the end of the day, each one of them had built and decorated their own nanoparticle robot. Here’s a full tutorial so you can do this at home or in your classroom.