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Back to Robot Coding part 3: testing the EBB

In part 2 a few weeks ago I outlined a Python implementation of the ethical black box. I described the key data structure - a dictionary which serves as both specification for the type of robot, and t...
23 March 2021, by

Chad Jenkins’ talk – That Ain’t Right: AI Mistakes and Black Lives (with video)

In this technical talk, Chad Jenkins from the University of Michigan posed the following question: "who will pay the cost for the likely mistakes and potential misuse of AI systems?" As he states, "we...
16 March 2021, by

Adam Bry and Hayk Martiros’s talk – Skydio Autonomy: Research in Robust Visual Navigation and Real-Time 3D Reconstruction (with video)

In the last online technical talk, Adam Bry and Hayk Martiros from Skydio explained how their company tackles real-world issues when it comes to drone flying. Abstract Skydio is the leading US dr...
09 March 2021, by

How to build a robotics startup: the product idea

In this podcast series of episodes we are going to explain how to create a robotics startup step by step. We are going to learn how to select your co-founders, your team, how to look for investors,...
23 February 2021, by

Back to Robot Coding part 2: the ethical black box

In the last few days I started some serious coding. The first for 20 years, in fact, when I built the software for the BRL LinuxBots. (The coding I did six months ago doesn't really count as I was onl...
20 February 2021, by

RoMi-H: Bringing robot traffic control to healthcare

Imagine for a moment that a road is used only for a single car and driver. Everything is smooth and wonderful. Then you wake up from that utopian dream and remember that our road networks have multipl...
15 February 2021, by


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James Bruton focus series #3: Virtual Reality combat with a real robot

It's Saturday, it's the turn of another post of the James Bruton focus series, and it's Boxing Day in the UK and most of the Commonwealth countries. Even if this holiday has nothing to do with boxing,...
26 December 2020, by

Carlotta Berry’s talk – Robotics Education to Robotics Research (with video)

A few days ago, Robotics Today hosted an online seminar with Professor Carlotta Berry from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In her talk, Carlotta presented the multidisciplinary benefits of ro...
22 December 2020, by

Nikolas Martelaro’s talk – Remote user research for human-robot interaction – with video

On Friday the 11th of December, Nikolas Martelaro (Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute) gave an online seminar on ways robot design teams can do remote user...
15 December 2020, by

James Bruton focus series #2: Barcode scanner guitar synths

As every other Saturday, I'm bringing you another cool open-source project from James Bruton. Today, how about becoming an experimental musician with your own barcode scanner synthesizer?...
12 December 2020, by

James Bruton focus series #1: openDog, Mini Robot Dog & openDog V2

What if you could ride your own giant LEGO electric skateboard, make a synthesizer that you can play with a barcode reader, or build a strong robot dog based on the Boston Dynamics dog robot? Today se...
28 November 2020, by

Davide Scaramuzza’s seminar – Autonomous, agile micro drones: Perception, learning, and control (with video)

A few days ago, Robotics Today hosted an online seminar with Professor Davide Scaramuzza from the University of Zurich. The seminar was recorded, so you can watch it now in case you missed it....
24 November 2020, by

Natalia Calvo’s talk – How children build a trust model of a social robot in the first encounter? – with video

On Friday the 13th of November, Talking Robotics hosted an online talk with PhD student Natalia Calvo from Uppsala University in Sweden. Now you can watch the recorded seminar....
24 November 2020, by

Online events to look out for on Ada Lovelace Day 2020

Tomorrow the world celebrates Ada Lovelace Day to honor the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. We’ve specially chosen a couple of online events featuring amazing wo...
12 October 2020, by

RSS 2020 – all the papers and videos!

RSS 2020 was held virtually this year, from the RSS Pioneers Workshop on July 11 to the Paper Awards and Farewell on July 16. Many talks are now available online, including 103 accepted papers, each p...
18 July 2020, by

Opportunities in DARPA SubT Challenge

Opportunities Still Available to Participate in the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge: Cave Circuit 2020 and Final Event 2021. Join us for an introduction of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge with Pr...
14 July 2020, by

Open Problems for Robots in Surgery and Healthcare

* Please register at:https://robotsinsurgeryandhealthcare.eventbrite.com The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing global demand for robots that can assist in surgery and healthcare. This sympos...
15 May 2020, by

From SLAM to Spatial AI

You can watch this seminar here at 1PM EST (10AM PST) on May 15th.  Andrew Davison (Imperial College London) Abstract: To enable the next generation of smart robots and devices which can truly ...
12 May 2020, by

Intel RealSense 3D Camera for robotics & SLAM (with code)

The Intel RealSense cameras have been gaining in popularity for the past few years for use as a 3D camera and for visual odometry. I had the chance to hear a presentation from Daniel Piro about using ...
12 September 2019, by

Using hydraulics for robots: Introduction

Hydraulics are sometimes looked at as an alternative to electric motors....
12 May 2019, by

Rapid prototyping of the strider robot – smoother, stronger, faster

This summer we used our Strider optimizer coupled with rapid prototyping in LEGO to refine its 10-bar linkage....
29 August 2018, by

Underwater robot photography and videography

I had somebody ask me questions this week about underwater photography and videography with robots (well, now it is a few weeks ago…). I am not an expert at underwater robotics, however as a SCUBA d...
29 December 2017, by

Battery safety and fire handling

Lithium battery safety is an important issue as there are more and more reports of fires and explosions. Fires have been reported in everything from cell phones to airplanes to robots....
14 November 2017, by

National Robot Safety Conference 2017

I had the opportunity to attend the National Robot Safety Conference for Industrial Robots today in Pittsburgh, PA (USA). Today was the first day of a three-day conference. While I mostly cover techni...
12 October 2017, by

Robotbenchmark lets you program simulated robots from your browser

Cyberbotics Ltd. is launching https://robotbenchmark.net to allow everyone to program simulated robots online for free....
22 August 2017, by

Top 6 robotic applications in food manufacturing

Robotic food manufacturing is a rising trend in the food industry. The value of the global food automation industry is expected to rise to $2.5 billion by 2022. In this article, we introduce six robot...
09 August 2017, by

RoboCup 2017 results

It was a return to the source for RoboCup 2017, which took place last week in Nagoya Japan, 20 years after its launch in the same city....
04 August 2017, by

Is AI powered government worth it?

From the Australian government’s new “data-driven profiling” trial for drug testing welfare recipients, to US law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology and the deployment of propr...
27 July 2017, by

Rapid outdoor/indoor 3D mapping with a Husky UGV

by Nicholas Charron The need for fast, accurate 3D mapping solutions has quickly become a reality for many industries wanting to adopt new technologies in AI and automation. New applications requir...
09 July 2017, by

Tertill: A weed whacking robot to patrol your garden

Update: The response to Tertill’s crowdfunding campaign has amazed and delighted us! Pledges totalling over $250,000 have come from 1000+ backers. We're shipping to all countries, with over a fifth...
06 July 2017, by







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