Embodied Interactions: from Robotics to Dance, with Kim Baraka

Robohub Podcast · Embodied Interactions: from Robotics to Dance In this episode, our interviewer Lauren Klein speaks with Kim Baraka about his PhD research to enable robots to engage in social int...
02 December 2020, by



Exploring from a Distance, with Muralidharan Arikara

Robohub Podcast · Exploring From a Distance In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Muralidharan Arikara, CEO of Xarpie Labs. Xarpie Labs creates visualization and simulation experiences within t...
28 July 2020, by

Indoor drone shows are here

2017 was the year where indoor drone shows came into their own. Verity Studios' Lucie drones alone completed more than 20,000 autonomous flights. A Synthetic Swarm of 99 Lucie micro drones started t...
09 January 2018, by

Those amazing flying machines

Last year, Intel partnered with Lady Gaga on the Super Bowl Halftime Show to showcase its latest aerial technology called “Shooting Star.” Intel did a reprise performance of its Shooting S...
16 August 2017, by

World Book Day 2017: 20 robot related books to inspire kids and teens

Happy International World Book and Copyright Day! It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, held annually on 23 April---a symbolic date coinciding with the anniversary of the ...
23 April 2017, by

Asimov’s laws of robotics are not the moral guidelines they appear to be

Seventy-five years ago, the celebrated science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround. Set on Mercury, it features a sophisticated robot nicknamed Speedy that has been or...
29 March 2017, by

Why watching Westworld’s robots should make us question ourselves

For a sci-fi fan like me, fascinated by the nature of human intelligence and the possibility of building life-like robots, it’s always interesting to find a new angle on these questions. As a re-ima...
21 October 2016, by

#ICRA16 duckies and robots: a poetic tribute

ICRA is the largest conference on Robotics and Automation. This year, the robotics community reflected on the strong and natural relationship between robots and rubber duckies. This is the result: ...
04 May 2016, by

WeRobot 2015 Keynote: The future of robotics, with R2D2 maker Tony Dyson

UPDATED 4 Mar: We're sad to report that Professor Tony Dyson, who built the original Star Wars R2-D2 droid, has died. We’re reposting this excellent video of his keynote at WeRobot to highlight his...
04 March 2016, by

Pittsburgh’s Robot Film Festival: Preview

The fifth Annual Robot Film Festival takes place in Pittsburgh on Saturday, 7 November 2015, at Row House Cinema. Pittsburgh loves robots so much that I like to think of it as a little island of Japa...
06 November 2015, by

Evolved virtual creatures as content

Do you like cat videos? Or maybe you prefer golden eagles hunting goats by throwing them off cliffs? Or perhaps you favor strange new life forms, recently discovered at the bottom of the Pacific? Wha...
28 August 2015, by

Architectural robots: The shape of the robots that will shape your home

While robots are being deployed in factories at a high pace, their presence on construction sites is close to nil. However, there are many architectural robotics research projects in academia, and du...
21 May 2015, by and

Human-robot emotional and musical interactions: Lecture by Massimiliano Zecca

In this video lecture, Massimiliano Zecca from the Healthcare Technology and Head of the Healthcare Technology group at Loughborough University discusses emotional robotics, musical robotics and...

A bionic model is born

The personalisation of healthcare devices has been a growing trend in the maker-sphere. From gold-plated hearing aids, neon walking sticks, and sparkling blade prosthetics to 3D printed arm casts, peo...
17 March 2015, by

From sideshow to main event, drones are making their mark in entertainment

[tweetquote]What do you get when you cross hundreds of drones with an indoor football stadium equipped with GPS?[/tweetquote] Quite possibly the world's largest drone entertainment show the world has ...
12 February 2015, by

20 great books to hook kids and teens on robotics

Kids love robots! And they love reading too. Ranging from preschool to teen, this selection of books includes fiction and nonfiction, activity books and maker manuals, all to help inspire the kids in ...
18 December 2014, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: Weekly Roundup 12/8

At the Center for the Study of the Drone In 2007, Addie Wagenknecht started using drones to make abstract paintings. Her works both challenge and celebrate the aerial robot and its power. In an in-...

Kidbotics review: Thymio II

This is Kidbotics, [tweetquote]a new educational robotics review series for kids who, like me, are just coming into the robotics scene.[/tweetquote] I am 12 years old, and these reviews are meant to g...
05 December 2014, by

GoPro to start making drones

[tweetquote]GoPro is to start making its own line of drones and have them ready for release as early as Christmas 2015.[/tweetquote] Early indications of price point range from $500 to $1,000 for the ...
04 December 2014, by

The thriving drone community of South Africa

Source: Skylab Productions A couple of years ago, while I was living in Cape Town, I met a group of people who were so into drones and aerial filming that they managed to initiate me into the world ...
30 June 2014, by

On Pepper, Aldebaran and emotional robotics: Interview with Bruno Maisonnier

Bruno Maisonnier at TedExConcorde. Photo credit: Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ. Last week I dropped by Aldebaran’s studio to get a glimpse of Pepper in action, and was pretty excited about this robot. ...
24 June 2014, by

The People’s Bot: Robotic telepresence for the public good

Have you ever wanted to attend a conference that was too far away, expensive, or sold out? Whether you're a penniless researcher, interested youth, or a group of elderly people who want to live in oth...
26 April 2014, by

Robot tourism coming soon to Korea: Masan Robot Land project finally breaks ground

With permission finally given to occupy lands that include an existing road and stream, the Masan Robot Land Project that went adrift for almost two years was officially launched on December 7, 2013 w...
20 January 2014, by

Still looking for last-minute holiday gifts? 15 ideas for robot fans (2013)

If you still have holiday shopping to do, these gift ideas from the Robohub team will be sure to please the robot fans in your life. From stocking stuffers to once-in-a-lifetime gifts, you can find so...
19 December 2013, by

EU Campus Party on now at the O2 Arena in London

LIVE UPDATES TODAY Campus Party is one of the biggest electronic entertainment events in the world, bringing together young and ambitious “Campuseros” united by the movement’s motto: “The Inte...
04 September 2013, by

Orbotix introduces Sphero 2.0 There's not much more about Sphero 2.0 on the Orbotix website other than this two-minute video, but Evan Ackerman of Automaton has a little more information. The followi...
15 August 2013, by

The Swinging Blind Juggler

How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Child's Garden of Verses by Robert L. Stephenson...
03 May 2013, by

The new Honda ASIMO

The most famous humanoid robot, Honda’s ASIMO has a new version. A few days ago Honda presented a more advanced model and performed a small display of its new capabilities. Meanwhile the robotics se...
20 November 2011, by

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