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Talking Machines: Machine learning and society, with Neil Lawrence

Episode seven of season two is a little different than our usual episodes; Ryan and Katherine returned from a conference where they got to talk with Neil Lawrence from University of Sheffield about so...
08 April 2016, by
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Hadrian Bricklaying Robot, with Mark Pivac

Transcript below.In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Mark Pivoc from FastBrick about Hadrian the bricklaying robot. Fastbrick is an Australian robotics firm aiming to disrupt the local bric...
02 April 2016, by

Talking Machines: Software and statistics for machine learning, with Rob Tibshirani

In episode six of season two, we talk about how to build software for machine learning (and what the roadblocks are), we take a listener question about how to start exploring a new dataset, plus, we t...
27 March 2016, by
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Satellite Assembly in Space, with John Lymer

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with John Lymer, Chief Architect of Robotics and Automation at SSL. They highlight key programs in space robotics from the 1980s through to SSL’s current progra...
19 March 2016, by
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Agilic and PiBot, with Harry Gee

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews Harry Gee, founder of the robotics startup Agilic. Harry discusses his company and the robots he designed using the Raspberry Pi and Pi zero. He then discusse...
14 March 2016, by

Talking Machines: AI safety and the legacy of Bletchley Park, with Nick Patterson

In episode four of season two, we talk about some of the major issues in AI safety, (and how they’re not really that different from the questions we ask whenever we create a new tool.) We take a lis...
29 February 2016, by


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Automation and Employment, with Michael Osborne

In this episode Andrew Vaziri speaks with Mike Osborne, Associate Professor in Machine Learning at the University of Oxford. They discuss how advancements in artificial intelligence may change the w...
20 February 2016, by
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The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge, with Curtis Carson

Transcript belowIn this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with Curtis Carson, Head of Research and Technology in Industrial Strategy and Systems at Airbus. They speak about the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge ...
06 February 2016, by

Turning the lens on robotics reporting: An interview with New York Times technology reporter John Markoff

If you are working in the field of robotics or AI, you may be used to fielding calls from journalists wanting to better understand the technology. But not all journalists are created equal. Pulitzer-P...
28 January 2016, by
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200th Episode Special, with Rodney Brooks

Transcript below.  In this episode, we celebrate our 200th episode! That’s over 6000 minutes of robot goodness and nearly 8 years releasing interviews with your favorite roboticists. The podcast...
22 January 2016, by

Flying robots, with Dario Floreano (Part two)

Last month we caught up with Dario Floreano, the head of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Here we continue our discussion,...
15 January 2016, by and
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Microrobots for Harvesting Crystals, with Simone Schürle

Transcript below. In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Simone Schürle, advisor and co-founder of MagnebotiX, about using small robots to harvest crystals. These crystals can be used to infer at...
09 January 2016, by

Interview with IJARS, with Howie Choset and Seth Hutchinson

The IJARS team sat down at ICRA with two influential academics in robotics: Professor Howie Choset (Carnegie Mellon University) and Professor Seth Hutchinson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig...
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Construction Drilling, with Konrad Fagertun

Transcript below. In this episode Audrow Nash interviews Konrad Fagertun, Chief Operating Officer of nLink in Norway....
27 December 2015, by
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Multi-Agent Systems and Human-Swarm Interaction, with Magnus Egerstedt

Transcript below. In this episode, Andrew Vaziri interviews Magnus Egerstedt, Professor at Georiga Tech, about his research in swarm robotics and multi-agent systems. They discuss privacy and secur...
11 December 2015, by

Bioinspired robotics #3: Wearables, with Conor Walsh

In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disrup...
01 December 2015, by
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Marine Robotics Systems, with Stefan Williams

Transcript below. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Stefan Williams of the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics, Marine Systems Group. They discuss the future of...
30 November 2015, by

Talking Machines: Probabilistic programming, with Ben Vigoda

In episode twenty four we talk with Ben Vigoda about his work in probabilistic programming (everything from his thesis, to his new company)....
26 November 2015, by
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ICRA 2015 Company Showcase, with Jens Hurley, Michael Ferguson, Simon DiMaio, François Boucher and Andrew Lewis

Transcript below In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews several companies from the International Conferences on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) showcase. The companies span the following applicatio...
14 November 2015, by

Robots in Depth: Andra Keay on opportunities and challenges for startups

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, Andra Keay, directo...
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Bioinspired robotics #2: Materials, manufacturing & design, with Robert Wood

In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disrup...
09 November 2015, by

Talking Machines: Digital humanities with David Mimno

In episode 23 we talk with David Mimno of Cornell University about his work in the digital humanities, and explore what machine learning can tell us about lady zombie ghosts and huge bodies of liter...
06 November 2015, by
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Embodied Quadrotors, with Davide Scaramuzza

Transcript below. In this interview, Audrow Nash speaks with Davide Scaramuzza, Assistant Professor of Robotics at the University of Zurich and leader of the Robotics and Perception Group, about ...
31 October 2015, by

Robots in Depth: Michael Rubenstein on the challenge of building 1,024 Kilobots

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, Michael Rubenstein d...
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Bioinspired robotics #1: Swarm collectives, with Radhika Nagpal

In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disrup...
28 October 2015, by

Healthcare robotics for therapy, with Ayanna Howard

In this short video lecture, Ayanna M. Howard, Motorola Foundation Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (Georgia Institute of Technology...

Crowdsourcing in machine learning, with Adam Kalai of Microsoft Research

In episode twenty two we talk with Adam Kalai of Microsoft Research New England about his work using crowdsourcing in Machine Learning, we take a look at the workshops being presented at NIPS this ye...
26 October 2015, by

Robots in Depth: Grishin Robotics’ Valery Komissarova on getting funding

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, Valery Komissarova ...
23 October 2015, by and
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The Open Academic Robot Kit, with Raymond Sheh

Transcript below.  In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Raymond Sheh, who is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing at Curtin University and head of the Intelligent Robots Group....
16 October 2015, by

Robots in Depth: OSRF’s Tully Foote on open source, ROS, and standardization

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, Tully Foote -- ROS...
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