Robot Talk Episode 64 – Rav Chunilal

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Rav Chunilal from Sellafield all about robotics and AI for nuclear decommissioning.
31 December 2023, by

AI holidays 2023

Thanks to those that sent and suggested AI and robotics-themed holiday videos, images, and stories. Here’s a sample to get you into the spirit this season....
31 December 2023, by and

Faced with dwindling bee colonies, scientists are arming queens with robots and smart hives

By Farshad Arvin, Martin Stefanec, and Tomas Krajnik Be it the news or the dwindling number of creatures hitting your windscreens, it will not have evaded you that the insect world in bad shape. ...
31 December 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 63 – Ayse Kucukyilmaz

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Ayse Kucukyilmaz from the University of Nottingham about collaboration, conflict and failure in human-robot interactions.
31 December 2023, by

Interview with Dautzenberg Roman: #IROS2023 Best Paper Award on Mobile Manipulation sponsored by OMRON Sinic X Corp.

The award-winning author describe their work on an aerial robot which can exert large forces onto walls.
19 November 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 62 – Jorvon Moss

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Jorvon (Odd-Jayy) Moss from Digikey about making robots at home, and robot design and aesthetics.
17 November 2023, by

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California is the robotics capital of the world

In California, robotics technology is a small fish in a much bigger technology pond, and that tends to conceal how important Californian companies are to the robotics revolution.
12 November 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 61 – Masoumeh Mansouri

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Masoumeh (Iran) Mansouri from the University of Birmingham about culturally sensitive robots and planning in complex environments.
10 November 2023, by

The 5 levels of Sustainable Robotics

Robots can solve the UN SDGs and not just via the application area.
08 November 2023, by

Using language to give robots a better grasp of an open-ended world

By blending 2D images with foundation models to build 3D feature fields, a new MIT method helps robots understand and manipulate nearby objects with open-ended language prompts.
06 November 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 60 – Carl Strathearn

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Carl Strathearn from Edinburgh Napier University about humanoid robots, realistic robot faces and speech.
03 November 2023, by

AAAI Fall Symposium: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira on human-robot interaction design

We summarise the first keynote from the symposium on artificial intelligence for human-robot interaction.
31 October 2023, by and

Robots for deep-sea recovery missions in sci-fi and reality

A science fiction/science fact review of Three Miles Down by Harry Turtledove, the fictionalized version of the Hughes Glomar Explorer expedition 50 years before the OceanGate Titan tragedy.
30 October 2023, by

Do humans get lazier when robots help with tasks?

Humans carrying out quality assurance tasks spotted fewer errors when they had been told that robots had already checked a piece, suggesting they relied on the robots and paid less attention to the work.
29 October 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 59 – Ffion Llewellyn

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Ffion Llewellyn from Oshen about sea-faring robots and ocean sensing.
27 October 2023, by

Code to Joy: Why Everyone Should Learn a Little Programming – Interview with Michael Littman

"A deeper knowledge of computing can be very empowering, and I wanted to bring that to a larger audience."
26 October 2023, by and

Robo-Insight #6

In this sixth edition, we are excited to feature robot progress in medical assistance, prosthetics, robot flexibility, joint movement, work performance, AI design, and household cleanliness. 
24 October 2023, by

Goal representations for instruction following

Natural language has the potential to be an easy-to-use interface for humans to specify arbitrary tasks, but it is difficult to train robots to follow language instructions.
22 October 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 58 – Lorenzo Jamone

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Lorenzo Jamone from Queen Mary University of London all about robotic hands, dexterity, and the sense of touch.
20 October 2023, by

New technique helps robots pack objects into a tight space

Researchers coaxed a family of generative AI models to work together to solve multistep robot manipulation problems.
17 October 2023, by

Interview with Marek Šuppa: insights into RoboCupJunior

Find out about some of the latest developments in the league, and how this year's competition went.
16 October 2023, by and

Easing job jitters in the digital revolution

As new technologies reshape workplaces, EU research has come up with new ways to help companies and workers stay in control.
15 October 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 57 – Kate Devlin

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Kate Devlin from King's College London about the social and ethical implications of robotics and AI. 
13 October 2023, by

#IROS2023 awards finalists and winners + IROS on Demand free for one year

Here we bring you the papers that received an award this year at IROS in case you missed them.
12 October 2023, by

The robots of #IROS2023

The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) not only showcased research but the latest commercialization in robotics, particularly robotics providers selling into robotics for research or as part of the hardware/software stack.
11 October 2023, by

Finger-shaped sensor enables more dexterous robots

MIT engineers develop a long, curved touch sensor that could enable a robot to grasp and manipulate objects in multiple ways.
08 October 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 56 – Guillaume Doisy

In the latest episode of the Robot Talk podcast, Claire chatted to Guillaume Doisy from Dexory all about autonomous warehouse robots, mobile robotics, and software.
06 October 2023, by

50 women in robotics you need to know about 2023

Celebrating International Women in Robotics Day October 4th.
04 October 2023, by and

World Robotics 2023 report: Asia ahead of Europe and the Americas

The new World Robotics report recorded 553,052 industrial robot installations in factories around the world – a growth rate of 5% in 2022, year-on-year. By region, 73% of all newly deployed robots were installed in Asia, 15% in Europe and 10% in the Americas.

#IROS2023: A glimpse into the next generation of robotics

The 2023 EEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023) kicks off today at the Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan.
01 October 2023, by

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