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by   -   January 31, 2017

The webcast will take place on today from 9am-5:30pm EST and February 1st from 9am-5pm EST. Webcast participants are encouraged to submit questions for the presenters by e-mailing Michelle Schwalbe at mschwalbe@nas.edu who will read them out if time permits.

Credit: Catalia Health
Credit: Catalia Health

Catalia Health is leading the surge in social robotics, with Mabu, their patient care management system. Catalia Health likes to be seen primarily as a health company that utilizes robots, rather than a robotics company. This focus on solving real world problems while shipping a product has seen Catalia attract both customers and investors, and recently close their Series A round.

by   -   December 13, 2016
Source: TedX Talks/YouTube
Source: TedX Talks/YouTube

Robohub President Sabine Hauert gave an insightful talk at TEDx Berlin about what we try and do here at Robohub: ensuring truthful, fair, balanced robotics information is being shared. As our loyal readers know, we provide a platform for connecting the robotics community to the world and help empower experts to become better communicators for their work. Why is that important? Simply put, we want to dehype how robotics can be portrayed.

In her talk, Sabine explains how robots can be game changers but not in the way you necessarily think.

The scientist is looking at the error message of the giant robot's operating system.
The scientist is looking at the error message of the giant robot’s operating system.

In this video lecture Carme Torras, Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) looks at the process of working on assistive robots employed as helpers to disabled or elderly people, shopping helpers, cleaning aids, even co-workers in workshops and factories. Her research in the Perception and Manipulation group focuses on enhancing the perception, learning, and planning capabilities of robots in human environments.

by   -   December 30, 2015

The-ethical-dilemma-of-self-driving-cars---Patrick-Lin---YouTube

Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident? Patrick Lin navigates the murky ethics of self-driving cars in this TED-Ed lecture.

by   -   December 3, 2015

Braitenberg_vehicles_Control_SystemsIn this lecture series, controls expert Brian Douglas walks you through key concepts in control system theory. Focused on making control theory accessible and intuitive, this series is for anyone who wants to relate control concepts to robotic applications in the real world. This episode uses Braitenberg Vehicles to explore how simple structures can generate complex animal behavior.

by   -   September 29, 2015

In this new lecture series, controls expert Brian Douglas walks you through key concepts in control system theory. Focused on making control theory accessible and intuitive, this series is for anyone who wants to relate control concepts to robotic applications in the real world.

As we increasingly create spaces where robotic technology interacts with humans, our tendency to project lifelike qualities onto robots raises questions around use and policy. In this We Robot 2015 panel titled “Who’s Johnny? (Anthropomorphizing Robots)”, Kate Darling explores the effects of anthropomorphic framing in the introduction of robotic technology. Moderated by Ken Goldberg.

In this video lecture, Francesco Nori – one of the key contributors to the iCub – discusses the latest developments for whole-body motion control of humanoid systems.

by   -   April 2, 2015

regulation_policy_data_hand_manAs part of the Center for Information Technology Policy (CIPT) Luncheon speaker series, Peter Asaro gives a talk on developing policy for robots. 

In this video lecture Fabio Bonsignorio talks about novel ideas that might just lead to a paradigm change robotics that will allow us to apply robot systems to natural environments, and not just factories where systems are operated and controlled by professionals.

by   -   September 11, 2014

harveyGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Inman Harvey from the University of Sussex, UK, talks about Representation and its issues.

by   -   September 4, 2014

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Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Kevin Warwick from the University of Reading, UK, talks about a closed-loop interface between a biological network and a robot, multi-electrode arrays, and cyborgs.

dillmannGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Rüdiger Dillmann from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, talks about paradigms for robot learning and the properties of learning by demonstration.

by   -   August 14, 2014

WeidongChen_0Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Weidong Chen from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, talks about the design of assistive robots, especially a robotic wheelchair, and outlines challenges and approaches.



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