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Artificial intelligence and ethics: Who does the thinking?

On the 15th November 2016, the IEEE’s AI and Ethics Summit posed the question: “Who does the thinking?” In a series of key-note speeches and lively panel discussions, leading technologists, leg...
27 January 2017, by

Responsive and Responsible Leadership given prominance at #WEF17 World Economic Forum

The population of the scenic ski-resort Davos, nestled in the Swiss Alps, swelled by nearly +3,000 people between the 17th and 20th of January. World leaders, academics, business tycoons, press and in...
20 January 2017, by

What is machine learning?

In this fascinating animation from Oxford Sparks, we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn for themselves, without being explicitly programmed....
16 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

Brian Cox presents Science Matters: Machine learning and artificial intelligence

We're beginning to see more and more jobs being performed by machines, even creative tasks like writing music or painting can now be carried out by a computer. But how and when will machines be abl...
11 January 2017, by

QuadBot: The 3D printed crab-bot scuttling beyond its Kickstarter goal

Robotics is becoming more accessible for many people, but the complexities of legged robots mean they remain beyond the reach of most consumers. The complex mechanics, electronics and code algorithms ...
09 December 2016, by


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How the brain recognizes faces

MIT researchers and their colleagues have developed a new computational model of the human brain’s face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models ha...
01 December 2016, by

Robotics tutor for primary school children

By: Ian Salter The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer according to research recently published in the open access journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience...
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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

In motion: Video transmission by mobile drones

Raheeb Muzaffar, an information technology specialist, has developed an application-layer framework that improves the transmission of videos between moving drones and mobile devices located at ground ...
07 October 2016, by
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LunaRoo, with Jürgen Leitner

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews Jürgen "Juxi" Leitner, a researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Robots Vision in the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Leitner spe...
17 September 2016, by

Raffaello D’Andrea at TED2016: Novel flying machines and swarms of tiny flying robots

Last week Raffaello D'Andrea, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and founder of Verity Studios, demonstrated a whole series of novel flying machines live on stage at T...
22 February 2016, by

Cannybots: Smart toy cars for play and learning

Cannybots are smart toy cars that introduce kids to programming, 3D-printing, robotics and AI, through play. They can be controlled and programmed from a phone or tablet to drive around, or to pla...
30 October 2015, by

Work, play and STEM: How robotics will bridge the gap

As advancements to how we approach STEM education and initiatives are on the rise around science, engineering and mathematics, we’re seeing a greater impact on how we recognize children’s developm...
08 October 2015, by
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TechBridgeWorld, with M. Bernardine Dias

Transcript below In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews M. Bernardine Dias, Associate Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, about TechBridgeWorld. TechBridgeW...
18 September 2015, by
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Robots and Communication, with Eleanor Sandry

Transcript included. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr. Eleanor Sandry of Curtin University about her new book Robots and Communication. In the interview, we explore human to anim...
21 August 2015, by

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

Video: A day in the life of BeatBots’ Marek Michalowski

At ConnectEd Studios we had the pleasure of visiting the workshop of Marek Michalowski, a co-founder of BeatBots. BeatBots is the robotic design studio behind the Keepon, and creates dynamic robotic ...
09 February 2015, by
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Mobile Robots and Virtual Worlds, with Riccardo Cassinis

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Professor Riccardo Cassinis from the University of Brescia in Italy about using robotics in education. Cassinis speaks about having children, from primary schoo...
06 February 2015, by

GraspIO – An easy way to build electronics using iPhone, iPad & Android

GraspIO is part hardware and part software, and gives everyone an easy way to build electronics projects using smartphones and tablets. It’s the world’s first DIY electronics platform with easy-to...
03 December 2014, by

New educational robot helps kids learn coding through music

Meet Wigl! Wigl is an interactive educational robot with a musical ear. We’ve launched our Indiegogo campaign for Wigl, the first musical robot buddy for kids. Wigl is controlled by musical notes th...
04 November 2014, by

ShanghAI Lectures: Inman Harvey “Metaphorical homunculi: we don’t really have little men inside our heads”

Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15 In this guest lecture, Inman Harvey from the University of Sussex, UK, talks about Representation and its issues....
11 September 2014, by

Edison: A low cost robotics platform

Edison is a programmable and LEGO-compatible robot that is tackling the high cost of entry level robotics; it has recently launched on Kickstarter, and is available for just $39 AUD ($37 USD) and le...
03 August 2014, by

Tweet to drive a robot!

Happy Birthday!! Clearpath is officially 5 years old and what better way to celebrate than let all of our fans drive a robot. No matter where you are in the world, you can experience what it’s like ...
13 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

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event will take place at MIT's campus in Cambridge, Mass. where student teams from the...
17 January 2014, by

Discovering social robotics with the Aisoy1

Aisoy, a spanish robotics startup, is motivated by the goal of building intelligent, personal, "social" robots, which make our lives easier and funnier. Their robot, the Aisoy1, is their first step to...
23 December 2013, by

International Robot Olympiad 2013 wraps up

Materials used to produce International Robot Olympiad competition events. The 2013 (15th annual) International Robot Olympiad competition has come to a close. Next year it will take place in Beiji...
23 December 2013, by

International Robot Olympiad 2013: Robots in agriculture

Let me admit up front that I'm not the best person to be covering a robotics competition. In fact this is only the second one I've attended; the first, Sparkfun's AVC, is a tough act to follow and set...
18 December 2013, by

Breaking it down with the DanceBot: Getting started with electronics

The MP3 DanceBot is a little robot that dances to the beat of your music. It’s a project that began in the summer of 2011 to introduce students to the basics of electronics and robotics. Students le...
12 October 2013, by







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