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Black in Robotics ‘Meet The Members’ series: Andrew Dupree

In this ‘Meet the Members’ post, we will look at Andrew Dupree's journey from pure engineering and working with nonprofits in Haiti to doing product development in the bay area for several budding hardware startups.
27 February 2022, by

Robotic cubes shapeshift in outer space

Self-reconfiguring ElectroVoxels use embedded electromagnets to test applications for space exploration.
25 February 2022, by

Tim Chung: DARPA Subterranean Challenge | Sense Think Act Podcast #14

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Tim Chung, Program Manager in the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), on the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge...
24 February 2022, by and

Automated mining inspection against the odds

Rajant Corporation achieved a historic unmanned underground mine inspection at one of the US’ largest underground room and pillar limestone operations.
23 February 2022, by

Czech Digital Innovation Hubs: who are they and how can they help?

In 2016, the Czech Republic and Europe-wide started setting up a network of Digital Innovation Hubs. Since then, the Digital Europe Programme has come into force and introduced the new term European Digital Innovation Hubs. What can DIHs and EDIHs offer? Which are the relevant contacts in Czechia? This article will bring the answers.
20 February 2022, by

Top 5 robot trends 2022

The operational stock of industrial robots hit a new record of about 3 million units worldwide – increasing by 13% on average each year (2015-2020). The International Federation of Robotics analyzes the top 5 trends shaping robotics and automation around the globe.


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Beach bots, sea ‘raptors’ and marine toolsets mobilised to get rid of marine litter

Often quickly disposed of but lasting in the environment for tens to hundreds of years, plastic litter pollutes our seas worldwide, creating a serious threat to wildlife and contributing to climate change as they break down.
15 February 2022, by

Steve Macenski: Open Source Robot Navigation | Sense Think Act Podcast #13

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Steve Macenski, who is the Open Source Robotics Engineering Lead at Samsung Research America. Steve leads the Nav2 project, which is an open source robot navigat...
09 February 2022, by and

Happy Birthday Nao!

In our paper ‘10 Years of Human-NAO Interaction Research: A Scoping Review’, we present an overview of the evolution of NAO’s technical capabilities. We also present the main results from a scoping review of the human-robot interaction research literature in which NAO was used.

Bristol scientists develop insect-sized flying robots with flapping wings

A new drive system for flapping wing autonomous robots has been developed by a University of Bristol team, using a new method of electromechanical zipping that does away with the need for conventional motors and gears.
03 February 2022, by

Radhika Nagpal at #NeurIPS2021: the collective intelligence of army ants

Radhika’s research focusses on collective intelligence, with the overarching goal being to understand how large groups of individuals, with local interaction rules, can cooperate to achieve globally complex behaviour.
01 February 2022, by

Black in Robotics ‘Meet The Members’ series: Nialah Wilson

Nialah Wilson is one of the key roboticists who helped bring the DONUts modular robots to life.
30 January 2022, by

Matt Robinson: Accelerating Industrial Workflows with Open Source | Sense Think Act Podcast #12

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Matt Robinson, Program Manager for ROS-Industrial Americas at the Southwest Research Institute. ROS Industrial is a group that seeks to help industrial users, fo...
25 January 2022, by and

Robot science fiction books of 2021

2021 produced four new scifi books with good hard science underpinning their description of robots and three where there was less science but lots of interesting ideas about robots.
23 January 2022, by

How robots learn to hike

A new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain.
20 January 2022, by

How robots and bubbles could soon help clean up underwater litter

Everyone loves to visit the seaside, whether to enjoy the physical benefits of an exhilarating swim or simply to relax on the beach and catch some sun. But these simple life affirming pleasures are easily ruined by the presence of litter, which if persistent can have a serious negative impact on both the local environment and economy. However, help is at hand to ensure the pristine nature of our coastlines.
19 January 2022, by

Maria Gini wins the 2022 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award

Congratulations to Maria Gini on winning this prestigious award, recognising her research and leadership in the field of robotics and multi-agent systems.
18 January 2022, by

Science Magazine robot videos 2021

A compilation of Science Magazine videos featuring robotics research that were released during last year.
14 January 2022, by

CBQ: Commercial-grade Autonomous Mowers, Safety, and Dogfooding | Sense Think Act Podcast #11

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Charles Brian Quinn (aka, CBQ), CEO and a Co-Founder of Greenzie. Greenzie make an autonomous driving system for commercial lawn mowers. We talk about Greenzie's...
11 January 2022, by and

Robotics innovation infiltrates 2022 Consumer Electronics Show

The 2022 CES Innovation Awards recognize a range of robotics technologies as Honorees, and feature three in the “Best of Innovation” category as well.
08 January 2022, by

What happened in robotics in 2021?

Here are some postcards from 2021 and wishing you all the best for 2022!
05 January 2022, by and

Holiday robot videos 2021 (updated)

Happy holidays everyone! Here are some more robot videos to get you into the holiday spirit.
31 December 2021, by

Brett Aldrich: State Machines for Complex Robot Behavior | Sense Think Act Podcast #10

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Brett Aldrich, author of SMACC and CEO of Robosoft AI. Robosoft AI develops and maintains SMACC and SMACC2, which are event-driven, behavior state machine libra...
30 December 2021, by and

Q&A: Cathy Wu on developing algorithms to safely integrate robots into our world

Assistant professor of civil engineering describes her career in robotics as well as challenges and promises of human-robot interactions.
29 December 2021, by

Robot reinforcement learning: safety in real-world applications

How can we make a robot learn in the real world while ensuring safety? In this post, best paper award finalists at CoRL explain all.

Robot density nearly doubled globally

The use of industrial robots in factories around the world is accelerating at a high rate: 126 robots per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries, according to the 2021 World Robot Report.

Call for robot holiday videos 2021

That’s right! You better not run, you better not hide, you better watch out for brand new robot holiday videos on Robohub!
21 December 2021, by

Giving bug-like bots a boost

A new fabrication technique produces low-voltage, power-dense artificial muscles that improve the performance of flying microrobots.
17 December 2021, by

Youssef Benmokhtar: Digitization of Touch and Meta AI Partnership | Sense Think Act Podcast #9

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Youssef Benmokhtar, CEO of GelSight, a Boston-based company that makes high resolution tactile sensors for several industries. They talk about how GelSight's tac...
14 December 2021, by and

Interview with Huy Ha and Shuran Song: CoRL 2021 best system paper award winners

The award-winning authors describe their work on a self-supervised framework for cloth unfolding which uses a pick, stretch, and fling primitive for a dual-arm setup from visual observations.
12 December 2021, by







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