Robohub.org
ep.

092

podcast
 

Robotics roadmaps – USA with Henrik Christensen

by
02 December 2011



share this:

In today’s episode we discuss the national funding strategies of the USA, as a part of our special series on Robotics Roadmaps worldwide. Our first episode on the subject looked at funding in Japan with Tomomasa Sato. Today we’ll be focussing on the Robotics Roadmap in the USA with one of its main creators, Henrik Christensen.

Henrik Christensen

Henrik Christensen is the KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. His research focuses on systems integration, human-robot interaction, mapping and robot vision.

Christensen has been a major actor in building the Robotics Roadmap for the USA which was sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and led by 12 world class researchers from the leading robotics academic institutions in the United States.

The results of the workgroup were presented to congress in May 2009, and have led to a shift in robotics priorities in the US. The roadmap emphasizes three application oriented directions, namely manufacturing, healthcare/medical, and services robotics markets; plus a research core that addresses a number of enabling technologies that must be the focus of R&D in order for the US to remain a leader in robotics and commercial development.

In this interview, Christensen summarizes the current state of robotics in the US and worldwide, funding sources, and the balance between research, industry and the military. The interview was recorded at the International Conference on Human-Robot Interactions in Switzerland this spring. For latest updates about robotics roadmaps in the US, people can follow Christensen’s blog.

Holiday Robots

Like last year, we will be asking our listeners to submit videos or audio related to robotics and the holidays! Content can be fictional, scientific or business oriented. We’ll be posting the material on our dedicated YouTube channel and select segments will be featured in the episodes until the end of the year. To submit material, simply go to www.robotspodcast.com/christmas or send us your material by email to christmas@robotspodcast.com. To get in the spirit, check out the videos from last year, some of which gathered millions of views!

Links:



tags:


Podcast team The ROBOTS Podcast brings you the latest news and views in robotics through its bi-weekly interviews with leaders in the field.
Podcast team The ROBOTS Podcast brings you the latest news and views in robotics through its bi-weekly interviews with leaders in the field.





Related posts :



How do we control robots on the moon?

In the future, we imagine that teams of robots will explore and develop the surface of nearby planets, moons and asteroids - taking samples, building structures, deploying instruments.
25 September 2022, by , and

Have a say on these robotics solutions before they enter the market!

We have gathered robots which are being developed right now or have just entered the market. We have set these up in a survey style consultation.
24 September 2022, by

Shelf-stocking robots with independent movement

A robot that helps store employees by moving independently through the supermarket and shelving products. According to cognitive robotics researcher Carlos Hernández Corbato, this may be possible in the future. If we engineer the unexpected.
23 September 2022, by

RoboCup humanoid league: Interview with Jasper Güldenstein

We talked to Jasper Güldenstein about how teams transferred developments from the virtual humanoid league to the real-world league.
20 September 2022, by and

Integrated Task and Motion Planning (TAMP) in robotics

In this post we will explore a few things that differentiate TAMP from “plain” task planning, and dive into some detailed examples with the pyrobosim and PDDLStream software tools.
16 September 2022, by
ep.

360

podcast

Building Communities Around AI in Africa, with Benjamin Rosman

Deep Learning Indaba is an organization that empowers and builds communities around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning across Africa. Benjamin Rosman dives into how Deep Learning Indaba is impacting these communities.
14 September 2022, by





©2021 - ROBOTS Association


 












©2021 - ROBOTS Association