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Embedded Platform for SLAM, with Zhe Zhang

In this episode Abate talks with Zhe Zhang from Perceptin where they are building embedded platforms for robots to do Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms in real time. Zhe explains...
20 January 2018, by
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ANYmal: A Ruggedized Quadrupedal Robot, with Marco Hutter

In this interview, Audrow Nash interviews Marco Hutter, Assistant Professor for Robotic Systems at ETH Zürich, about a quadrupedal robot designed for autonomous operation in challenging environments,...
11 November 2017, by

Robots won’t steal our jobs if we put workers at center of AI revolution

by Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management and Lee Dyer, Cornell University The technologies driving artificial intelligence are expanding exponentially, leading many technology experts and f...
02 September 2017, by

The need for robotics standards

Last week I was talking to one lead engineer of a Singapore company which is building a benchmarking system for robot solutions. Having seen my presentation at ROSCON2016 about robot benchma...
29 August 2017, by

Top 6 robotic applications in food manufacturing

Robotic food manufacturing is a rising trend in the food industry. The value of the global food automation industry is expected to rise to $2.5 billion by 2022. In this article, we introduce six robot...
09 August 2017, by

Amazon Robotics Challenge winners announced

Sixteen teams from across the globe came to Nagoya, Japan to participate in the third annual Amazon Robotics Challenge. Amazon sponsors the event to strengthen ties between the industrial and academic...
02 August 2017, by


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Cocktail Bot 4.0

The Cocktail Bot 4.0 consists of five robots with one high-level goal: Mix one more than 20 possible drink combination for you! But it isn’t as easy as it sounds. After the customer composed his dri...
27 July 2017, by

Does the next industrial revolution spell the end of manufacturing jobs?

By Jeff Morgan, Trinity College Dublin Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemploym...
25 July 2017, by

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects, 2016: HEPHAESTUS

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 proje...
20 July 2017, by

Hand-wringing hides the fact that Mexico is employing more, and fewer are coming to work in the U.S.

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) cites that between 2010 and 2016, 136,748 robots were shipped to the US —the most in any seven-year period in the US robotics industry. At the same ...
18 July 2017, by
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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

More efficient and safer: How drones are changing the workplace

Technology-driven automation plays a critical role in the global economy, and its visibility in our lives is growing. As technology impacts more and more jobs, individuals and enterprises find themsel...
23 June 2017, by
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IASP 2016: Prostheses and Finding Shoes, with Vadim Kotenev and Vagan Martirosyan

In this episode, Audrow Nash and Christina Brester conduct interviews at the 2016 International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation conference in Moscow, Russia. They speak with Vadim...
09 June 2017, by and
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Locus Robotics, with Rick Faulk

In this episode, Abate De Mey speaks with Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics, about warehouse automation with collaborative robots. At Locus Robotics, they increase the productivity of workers in e-com...
28 May 2017, by

Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t fully automated the way your office’s inkjet is....
08 May 2017, by

Hardhat bots take over construction sites

RobotLabNYC’s third installment will be on June 13, in New York City with Howard Morgan (FirstRound Capital) and Tom Ryden (MassRobotics); together, we will be “Exploring The Autonomous Future...
02 May 2017, by

Dr Rustam Stolkin and robots that learn: Nuclear robotics meets machine learning

How can we create robots that can carry out important tasks in dangerous environments? Machine learning is supporting advances in the field of robotics. To find out more, we talked to Dr Rustam Stolki...
27 April 2017, by and

ARIAC Qualifier 3 is now open

We are happy to announce that Qualifier 3 is now open for the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)! ARIAC is a simulation-based competition is designed to promote agility in in...

3D-printed houses and cars on the horizon as manufacturing goes large

Housebuilders and makers of car parts in a few decades time may need nothing more than a large robotic arm, some raw ingredients and a programmable design, thanks to the next-generation of 3D printing...
01 March 2017, by

Ocado evaluating robotic manipulation for online shopping orders

Ocado, the world’s largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of shopping orders in its highly-automated warehouses through the SoMa project,...
21 February 2017, by

The infrastructure of life part 2: Transparency

Part 2: Autonomous Systems and Transparency In my previous post I argued that a wide range of AI and Autonomous Systems (from now on I will just use the term AS as shorthand for both) should be reg...
03 February 2017, by

The infrastructure of life part 1: Safety

Part 1: Autonomous Systems and Safety We all rely on machines. All aspects of modern life, from transport to energy, work to welfare, play to politics depend on a complex infrastructure of physical...
26 January 2017, by
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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

A Pepper-warm reception at Decos

Like some angular alien architecture, Decos' futuristic development lab appears freshly landed in a martian lanscape. Underneath the sharp geometry and vectors, inside, the highly innovative company...
18 January 2017, by

De-automation is a thing

We tend to assume that automation is a process that continues - that once some human activity has been automated there's no going back. That automation sticks. But, as Paul Mason pointed out in a rece...
29 December 2016, by

Five applications for craft beer robots

What tasks in a craft brewery can you do with a collaborative robot? Here are five options to improve the efficiency, consistency and safety of manufacturing in the beverage industry....
28 December 2016, by and
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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

Craft breweries and robots

Craft brewing could be the perfect industry for collaborative robots. But, does automation mean losing your artisan status? We find how craft breweries can use robotics to scale-up their business with...
23 November 2016, by and

From flying shuttles to rolling robots, automated supply chains are almost here

From Amazon’s delivery drones to self-driving cars, autonomous factory equipment to Elon Musk’s 760 mph vacuum tubes – automated vehicles are on the rise. Even beyond the grounds of pri...
02 September 2016, by

NPR podcasts discuss automation and the future of work

National Public Radio (NPR) has published a series of stories about robots and the future of employment in the U.S. and abroad. It begins with the story about the Luddites war on industry and a more ...
04 August 2016, by







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