news    views    talk    learn    |    about    contribute     republish     crowdfunding     archives     calls/events


by ,   -   October 6, 2015

Robots in Depth is a new video series featuring interviews with researchers, entrepreneurs, VC investors, and policy makers in robotics, hosted by Per Sjöborg. In this interview, Per talks to Melonee Wise, lifelong robot builder and developer, and CEO of Fetch Robotics.

interview by   -   October 2, 2015

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Brad Nelson, Professor at ETH Zurich, about his research regarding micro and nano robotics. They discuss many of Nelson’s projects: retinal and heart surgery, crystal harvesting, and robots with simulated flagella for mobility.

by ,   -   September 24, 2015

Robots in Depth is a new video series featuring interviews with researchers, entrepreneurs, VC investors, and policy makers in robotics, hosted by Per Sjöborg. In this first episode, Per speaks to Gregory Dudek, Research Director of the McGill Mobile Robotics Lab, about field robotics.

by   -   September 22, 2015


Vecna’s robotic logistics solutions are a family of autonomous mobile robots, built to operate within human-centric environments such as hospitals. In this in-depth interview, Daniel Theobald, the company’s CTO, explains the importance of user-centred design and standardization. The latter is a primary focus in Mass Robotics, the innovation hub he founded.

interview by   -   September 18, 2015

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews M. Bernardine Dias, Associate Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, about TechBridgeWorld. TechBridgeWorld in an organization, founded by Dias, that develops technology to help serve developing communities. This interview focuses on a device that helps the blind learn to write. 

Danica-Kragic-Interview-with-the-International-Journal-of-Advanced-Robotic-Systems---YouTubeIn this wide ranging interview, Danica Kragic, professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and General Chair of ICRA 2016, discusses the nature of collaborative research, shares her opinions on the robotics projects financed by Horizon2020, speculates on the reasons behind the different research agendas for robotics in the US, the EU and in Asia, and tells us why she chooses to publish her team’s research in open access publications.

by   -   September 14, 2015

In episode nineteen we chat with Hugo Larochelle about his work on unsupervised learning, the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), and his teaching style.

interview by   -   September 4, 2015

Flying Fotokite close up

by   -   September 1, 2015

Launched in 2009 by a group of Waterloo engineering students, Clearpath's unmistakeable bright yellow and black robots have become synonymous with unmanned vehicle research in university research labs around the world. Now, as the field of robotics matures, Clearpath is forging into industrial applications, too. We caught up with Clearpath's CTO Ryan Gariepy at the 2015 Field and Service Robotics conference (FSR), to talk about their roots in research, the role of ROS and open source in their business model, and the challenges and opportunities of launching a robotics startup in Canada.

by   -   August 27, 2015
image: Thomas Hawk/flickr
image: Thomas Hawk/flickr

In episode eighteen we talk with Sham Kakade, of Microsoft Research New England, about his expansive work that touches on everything from neuroscience to theoretical machine learning.

interview by   -   August 21, 2015

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr. Eleanor Sandry of Curtin University about her new book Robots and Communication. In the interview, we explore human to animal communication and what we can learn from it; human to humanoid robots interaction; and human to non-humanoid robots interactions. Also, we discuss Western and Eastern perceptions of robotics.

by   -   August 14, 2015
image: Jer Thorp/flickr
image: Jer Thorp/flickr

In episode seventeen we talk with Jennifer Listgarten of  Microsoft Research New England about her work using machine learning to answer questions in biology.

interview by   -   August 7, 2015


In this interview, Audrow Nash talks to two teams from Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at the 2015 International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

by   -   July 31, 2015

aerial_view_football_field_stadiumIn episode sixteen we chat with Danny Tarlow of Microsoft Research Cambridge (in the UK not MA). Danny (along with Chris Maddison and Tom Minka) won best paper at NIPS 2014 for his paper A* Sampling. We talk with him about his work in applying machine learning to sports and politics.

Robots Podcast: Zero Tillage Robotics
May 2, 2014

Are you planning to crowdfund your robot startup?

Need help spreading the word?

Join the Robohub crowdfunding page and increase the visibility of your campaign