Deep Learning in Robotics, with Sergey Levine

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Sergey Levine, assistant professor at UC Berkeley, about deep learning on robotics. Levine explains what deep learning is and he discusses the challenges of usi...
24 June 2017, by

Helping or hacking? Engineers and ethicists must work together on brain-computer interface technology

A subject plays a computer game as part of a neural security experiment at the University of Washington. Patrick Bennett, CC BY-ND By Eran Klein, University of Washington and Katherine Pratt, Unive...
22 June 2017, by

Teaching robots to teach other robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it, or via motion-planning techniques like optimization or sa...
10 May 2017, by

The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project

What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University's Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The C...
30 March 2017, by and

UgCS photogrammetry technique for UAV land surveying missions

 UgCS is easy-to-use software for planning and flying UAV drone-survey missions. It supports almost any UAV platform, providing convenient tools for areal and linear surveys and enabling direct ...
09 March 2017, by

Mind control: Correcting robot mistakes using EEG brain signals

For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit comm...
06 March 2017, by

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NAIST OpenHand M2S released

The NAIST OpenHand M2S was developed by a team of students as part of the school’s annual CICP project (read the blog post about it here), in which students can propose and organize their own resear...
16 February 2017, by



RoboUniverse 2016: Agricultural Robotics, with Dan Harburg and Matthew Borzage

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews two speakers from the Agricultural track of the RoboUniverse 2016 conference in San Diego: Dan Harburg of Soft Robotics Inc. and Matthew Borzage of BioTac. Bo...
04 February 2017, by



Toru Robots, with Dr. Moritz Tenorth

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley spoke to Dr Moritz Tenorth, head of software development at Magazino, a Munich-based startup developing mobile pick-and-place robots for item-specific logistics. They d...
21 January 2017, by

Robotics, maths, python: A fledgling computer scientist’s guide to inverse kinematics

So – you’ve built a robot arm. Now you’ve got to figure out how to control the thing. This was the situation I found myself in a few months ago, during my Masters project, and it’s a problem c...
13 January 2017, by



Actuation for Robotic Fingers, with Edward Neff

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews Edward Neff, founder of SMAC Corporation. Mr. Neff discusses how breakthroughs in his company have allowed them to develop linear actuators compact enough to b...
11 December 2016, by

Could a robot make a pizza? The RoDyMan project, with Bruno Siciliano

In this video lecture, Bruno Siciliano from PRISMA Lab at the University of Naples, Italy, takes us through a new project in robotic dynamic manipulation, called RoDyMan. Centered on the task of ...



RoboBusiness Exhibition, with RoboBusiness 2014

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to several robotics companies at the company showcase at RoboBusiness 2014, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts....
29 May 2015, by

Manufacturing next-generation robotic manipulation

Every April, National Robotics Week fuels a heightened awareness around robotics, its impact on society, and its growing importance in a wide variety of fields and applications. Robotics, however, nev...
27 April 2015, by and

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers | MIT News Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fing...
18 July 2014, by

30 years of AI with Rolf Pfeifer: A robotics legend delivers his farewell talk

Source: University of Zurich Mediadesk Watch Rolf Pfeifer’s farewell lecture at the University of Zurich, broadcasting live on Robohub Friday May 23, 2014 (18:00–19:30 CEST/16:00–17:30 UTC). ...
21 May 2014, by

Fast robot arm catches flying objects | Automaton

At the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory at EPFL, they're leveraging fast vision, fast computers, fast controllers, fast motors, programming by demonstration, and object modeling to be able ...
15 May 2014, by

Grasping unknown objects

This post is part of our ongoing efforts to make the latest papers in robotics accessible to a general audience. To manipulate objects, robots are often required to estimate their position and orie...
06 May 2014, by

ABB, Nike and a Silicon Valley VC invest $3 million in Grabit

... Grabit, a 2012 SRI International spin-off, secures $3 million in Series A funding from ABB Technology Ventures, Nike and Formation 8, a tech VC in Silicon Valley....
08 October 2013, by

Co-robots really ARE a BIG thing

UPDATED: October 6, 2013 Small and medium shops and factories (SMEs) are an untapped marketplace for robotics but direly in need of automation to remain competitive in this global economy. Two ne...
05 October 2013, by

Laboratory animal management robot can care for 30,000 mice

This robot is being developed to automate the management of laboratory animal colonies used by pharmaceutical companies and research institutions, primarily those that raise from 10,000 to 30,000 mice...
17 July 2013, by

DARPA unveils new humanoid robot

  DARPA unveiled their new humanoid robot Atlas that will be used as part of their robotics challenge. It can tackle rough terrain and carry human tools.   See on DARPA website....
12 July 2013, by

Nuke plant decommissioning robots wanted

The Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI) invites the robotics community to upgrade and to develop a technical catalog of robotic technologies to move and investigate inside nuclear reactor buildi...
27 February 2013, by

Volare robotics challenge, robot helpers for ISS competition by ESA

ESA is organizing the first robotic competition on a mock-up of the International Space Station (ISS). The competition is open for young people from ESA member states who can compete in three age grou...
27 February 2013, by

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