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Humanized Intelligence in Academia and Industry, with Ayanna Howard

Robohub Podcast · Humanized Intelligence in Academia and Industry In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Ayanna Howard, Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech...
08 September 2020, by
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Fostering Creativity: RSS Pioneers and the YOLO Robot, with Patrícia Alves-Oliveira

In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Human-Robot Interaction researcher Patrícia Alves-Oliveira. Alves-Oliveira tells us about the upcoming RSS Pioneers workshop at the 2020 Robotics: Science and...
02 February 2020, by
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Cozmo, by Anki, with Andrew Neil Stein

In this episode, Abate interviews Andrew Stein from Anki. At Anki they developed an engaging robot called Cozmo which packs sophisticated robotic software inside a lifelike, palm sized, robot. Cozmo r...
29 May 2018, by
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Open Source Prosthetic Leg, with Elliott Rouse

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Elliott Rouse, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, about an open-source prosthetic leg—that is a robotic knee and ankle. Rouse’s goal is to p...
06 January 2018, by

How artificial intelligence will transform higher education

As AI surpasses human abilities in Go and poker – two decades after Deep Blue trounced chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov – it is seeping into our lives in ever more profound ways. It affects the wa...
09 August 2017, by and

Robohub Digest 06/17: Robots in health and medicine, wheeling and dealing in the world of autonomous vehicles, and lots of new tech in action

A quick, hassle-free way to stay on top of robotics news, our robotics digest is released on the first Monday of every month. Sign up to get it in your inbox....
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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

To err is algorithm: Algorithm fallibility and economic organisation

Algorithmic fails Dig below the surface of some of today’s biggest tech controversies and you are likely to find an algorithm misfiring:[1] YouTube advertising controversy: The algorithm place...
18 May 2017, by

Kids celebrate robotics at RoboFes 2017

Robo Done, the robotic academy franchise for kids from Osaka, Japan, celebrated Japan’s Day of the Children on the 5th of May at their annual event, Robot Festival 2017 or RoboFes. The event welcome...
17 May 2017, by

24 research reports that dissect the robotics industry

After reading the press releases for this batch of 24 research reports, although they vary widely in their forecasts, they almost all agree that most segments of the robotics industry are expected to...
05 May 2017, by

Does AI pose a threat to society?

Last week I had the pleasure of debating the question "does AI pose a threat to society?" with friends and colleagues Christian List, Maja Pantic and Samantha Payne. The event was organised by the B...
03 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

Why it’s difficult to trust robots

Robots raise all kinds of concerns. They could steal our jobs, as some experts think. And if artificial intelligence grows, it might even be tempted to enslave us, or to annihilate the whole of humani...
19 April 2017, by

The legal issues of robotics

Robots are the technology of the future. But the current legal system is incapable of handling them. This generic statement is often the premise for considerations about the possibility of awarding ri...
06 April 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
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Teach Xemo to Move, with Jeff Sprenger

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews Jeff Sprenger, founder of the startup Xemory in Vermont, USA. At Xemory they are developing a robot simulation game called Xemo, where players learn to animate...
31 October 2016, by

White House launches public workshops on AI issues

The White House today announced a series of public workshops on artificial intelligence (AI) and the creation of an interagency working group to learn more about the benefits and risks of artificial i...
04 May 2016, by and

Self-driving cars, meet rubber duckies

MIT has offered courses on everything from pirate training to “street-fighting math,” but a new robotics class is truly one for the birds....
21 April 2016, by

Vote for your favourite AI video – AAAI Video Competition People’s Choice Award

You get to decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the AI Video Competition 2016!...
01 February 2016, by

Survey on your experience with robotics competitions

From Grand Challenges such as the recent DRC, to STEM events such as FIRST, to startup pitches such as Robot Launch, competitions have been used to push the state of the art in the field, inspire the ...
14 January 2016, by

The ethical dilemma of self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. ...
30 December 2015, by

How many axes does my robot need?

Anyone who has been in robotics long enough is eventually tasked with figuring out how many axes they will need for their robot. Most robots have somewhere between three and seven axes, but how d...
09 December 2015, by and

Come with me to the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition

It wouldn’t be June in Colorado without the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition. Started back in 2009, the annual event is held at their global headquarters near Boulder, CO. ...
13 July 2015, by

One year later: Update from Leka, Robot Launch 2014 Grand Winner

Almost one year ago, Leka won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Robot Launch competition for Moti, a robotic toy that helps autistic children learn to regulate their own emotions through play. Leka cofounde...
02 July 2015, by and

Thymio goes wireless!

Thymio is a playful robot designed to help children discover programming, motors, light and motion sensors, and ultimately, logical and inventive thinking - right out of the box. Earlier versions...
04 June 2015, by

Complete force control in constrained under-actuated mechanical systems: Lecture by Francesco Nori

In this video lecture, Franceso Nori from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) walks us through the progress that's been made in humanoid robots in recent years. For example, the humanoids at ...

3D Robotics launches app development kit ‘DroneKit’

3D Robotics has unveiled DroneKit, an open-source development kit for app development. This is a clear invite for the wider development community to build upon 3DR's flight control software....
26 March 2015, by

Future of machine learning, w. Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun (Part 2)

We hear the second part of our conversation with with Geoffrey Hinton (Google and University of Toronto), Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Yann LeCun (Facebook and NYU), who talk with us abo...
17 March 2015, by

Open science: Preaching what I practice

Open science isn't one thing - it is a set of practices that range from making sure your papers are openly accessible (which is relatively easy), to open notebook science, which makes the process ope...
22 January 2015, by







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