euRathlon 2014 Sea competition recap: Day 1 and 2

euRathlon is an outdoor robotics competition focused on realistic emergency-response scenarios inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident. After a successful land-based competition in 2013, a marine-base...
02 October 2014, by

Liquid Robotics continues its growth by partnering with Boeing

Sunnyvale-based Liquid Robotics continues their growth-by-partnering formula by striking another collaboration, this time with Boeing....
24 September 2014, by

Clearpath’s public stance on Killer Robots sets precedence in corporate responsibility

Last week the Waterloo-based Clearpath publicly pledged not to develop lethal autonomous weapons, otherwise known as "killer robots". In an open letter to the public, Clearpath's CTO Ryan Gariepy wr...
20 August 2014, by

See what it’s like to go off-road inside the Marines’ self-driving vehicle | The Verge   The US military has been working on self-driving vehicles of its own for several years now, and earlier this month a video was published showing just what it's...
28 July 2014, by



Ekso Bionics, with Russ Angold

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Russ Angold, co-founder and CTO of Ekso Bionics, about the wearable bionic suit, Ekso. This suit enables individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness ...
26 July 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

DARPA announces new challenges, teams, and research goals for the DRC’s finale in June 2015

Teams of roboticists from around the globe will convene in Los Angeles for the third and final round of the DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5th  and 6th, 2015. For this phase, DARPA will be cutting ...
27 June 2014, by

Research Group from University of Zurich wins KUKA Innovation Award

The team collect their award at the Automatica fair in Munich, June 2014. Four researchers from Davide Scaramuzza’s Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, have won ...
10 June 2014, by

Ron Arkin and Noel Sharkey debate lethal autonomous weapons at UN

The Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) is currently underway at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss questions relating to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons syst...
14 May 2014, by

ROV operations expenditures to grow to $1.5 billion by 2017

Douglas-Westwood, an energy research group, says (in their $5,000 World ROV Operations Market Forecast 2013-2017 report), that ROV operations expenditures will grow 80% over the next 5 years....
24 March 2014, by

The 400lb CHIMP in the room: CMU’s Tartan Rescue Team prepares for the DRC

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Rescue Team has completed assembly of its 400 pound 5-foot-2 inch tall simian-like robot that will compete in the first annual DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) in H...
17 December 2013, by

The DARPA Robotics Challenge, with Paul Oh

Link to audio file (40:39)In this episode, Sabine Hauert interviews Paul Oh, the Director of the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab at Drexel University. His team, spanning 10 universities, is competing in...
13 December 2013, by

Working with EOD Personnel, with Julie Carpenter

Link to audio file (34:30) In this episode, AJung Moon talks to Julie Carpenter, a recent graduate of the University of Washington who interviewed 23 U.S. Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal person...
29 November 2013, by

14 teams qualify for euRathlon land competition

Teams participating in ELROB land robotics competition tune up their robots. Photo credits: ELROB Buildings that are collapsed or on fire, tunnels flooded with smoke or water, unstructured areas subj...
17 September 2013, by

AUVSI conference brings robots to drone debate epicenter

AUVSI returned to D.C. for 2013. Amidst a climate of fiscal austerity and vibrant debates over the growing importance of unmanned vehicles in foreign policy and homeland security, the 2013 AUVSI Unma...
23 August 2013, by

DARPA Virtual Robotics Challenge results

The first competition of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) was a software simulation of humanoid rescue work. The 6 best teams were to be allocated ATLAS robots for the next stage of the challenge, b...
27 June 2013, by

iRobot stock jumps 15% on Q1 earnings and 2013 projections

iRobot’s stock (ISRG:NASDAQ) jumped 15% today on yesterday’s earnings report which exceeded analysts’ expectations for both the quarterly earnings and the annual projections....
24 April 2013, by



Demining and defusing, with Frédéric Guerne and Paul Bosscher

Link to audio file (46:31)In this episode we speak with Frédéric Guerne, director of Digger DTR, and with Paul Bosscher, chief robotics engineer at Harris Corp., about robots which assist us in demi...
15 July 2011, by

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