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by   -   February 27, 2015

Livestream  Rodney Brooks  Abhinav Gupta  Andrew McAfee on AI and the rise of robots   RobohubLivestream of the Council of Foreign Relations’ Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology starting 02/27/2015 at 12:45 EST.

by   -   February 18, 2015
Sensory-Motor Tissues for Soft Robots
Sensory-Motor Tissues for Soft Robots

In this video, PhD student at LIS, EPFL and NCCR Robotics Jun Shintake explains his project “Sensory-Motor tissues for Soft Robots”.

by   -   February 16, 2015
Ground-Air Collaboration
Ground-Air collaboration between robots (Photo: RPG and Alain Herzog).

Working in the field of rescue robotics, the Robotics Perception Group (UZH and NCCR Robotics) works on how to get air robots communicating with ground robots, with the aim of exploiting the strengths of each by working in a team.  In the video below, student Elias Müggler explains how he is doing this.

by   -   February 12, 2015
The Pleurobot
The Pleurobot (Photo: Hillary Sanctuary & BioRob).

The Pleurobot is a bioinspired robot being developed by the BioRob at EPFL and NCCR Robotics. Taking it’s cues from the salamander, the Pleurobot is a walking robot that can change its gait to help it to navigate uneven terrain, and is currently learning to swim.  Watch the video to see the researchers discuss what they are doing with the Pleurobot and how they hope to improve it in future.

by   -   February 9, 2015


Boston Dynamics just released a video of a new four legged robot named “Spot”.  It is an evolution along the lines of their previous four-legged robots like BigDog and Wildcat, but this one is much smaller and lighter (160lbs / 72.5kg). As usual not many details are known, but Spot is electrically powered (others had an internal combustion engine onboard) and has a prominent rotating LIDAR on top.

by   -   February 9, 2015


At ConnectEd Studios we had the pleasure of visiting the workshop of Marek Michalowski, a co-founder of BeatBots. BeatBots is the robotic design studio behind the Keepon, and creates dynamic robotic characters for therapy, research, education, and entertainment.

by   -   December 22, 2014

From Penny and Harry at Robot Drive-In Movies:

Seasons Greetings, We have been watching your xmas robot videos – they are great! Ours features Ozobot, a small line-sensing robot being sold as a game piece. To us, he is an actor! In this case, Santa!

by   -   December 19, 2014

From the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI):

Hello Robohub!

Here is our holiday video highlighting some of our robotic capabilities in a fun festive way. Enjoy the holiday from all of us here at the UT Arlington Research Institute!

by   -   December 17, 2014

From the GraspLab at CITEC Bielefeld:

Dear Robohub Team,

Here’s a Christmas-themed video from our institutes bimanual GraspLab with a catchy melody and nerdy robotic voice … 

by   -   December 17, 2014

From ArtiMinds Robotics:

Dear Robohub,

Our robots lights the advent wreath with matchsticks!

by   -   December 16, 2014

Our first holiday robot video of the season is in! From the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems:

Dear Robohub- and Robots Podcast-Team,

We are happy to share with you our latest Robotics Christmas video!

Our newest video interview features PhD student Joydeep Biswas, who works with Dr. Manuela Veloso’s CORAL research group, and scientist Brian Coltin, who is at NASA’s Ames Intelligent Research group since graduating from his PhD at Carnegie Mellon under Dr. Manuela Veloso’s supervision.

ARMin neuro-rehabilitation device
ARMin neuro-rehabilitation device.

In this pair of video lectures, Robert Riener presents his team’s research efforts in the field of rehabilitation robotics, and describes the vision behind Cybathlon, the competition for robot-assisted parathletes.

In this interview, Peter Corke gives us a retrospective on the differences between the field of robotics now and when he just started his career 30 years ago, pointing out what strikes him as the most important milestones in robotics in the past 10 years. He goes on to share his view on the role of editorship, and the difference between robotics research papers and articles published in a robotics magazine, as well as his perspective on traditional publishing vs open access publishing.

by   -   October 29, 2014
Orbital Science corp. Antares orb-3, pre-launch (photo: NASA)
Orbital Science corp. Antares orb-3, pre-launch (photo: NASA)

A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the Cygnus spacecraft on the ISS exploded a few seconds after its launch from NASA’s Wallops flight facilities. No casualties or even small injuries were reported, although the area is being contained and treated with caution. It is a major incident for US spaceflight that breaks a trouble-free period and could have important implications for the private spaceflight sector.

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