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eSIM in Wearable Technology, with Karl Weaver

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Karl Weaver (魏卡爾), formerly the Original Equipment Manufacturer Business Development Director for Oasis Smart SIM. Weaver discusses how wearable technolo...
05 February 2018, 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
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Disney Robotics, with Katsu Yamane

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Katsu Yamane, Senior Research Scientist at Disney, about robotics in Disney. Yamane discusses Disney’s history with robots, how Disney currently uses Robots, ...
17 September 2017, by

Sci-Fi Dreams: How visions of the future are shaping the development of intelligent technology

Here are the slides I gave recently as member of panel Sci-Fi Dreams: How visions of the future are shaping the development of intelligent technology, at the Centre for the Future of Intelligence 201...
14 July 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
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bots_alive, with Bradley Knox

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Bradley Knox, founder of bots_alive. Knox speaks about an add-on to a Hexbug, a six-legged robotic toy, that makes the bot behave more like a character. They di...
18 March 2017, by



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Building character AI through machine learning

Modern character AI could be better. I’m unaware of any NPCs or electronic toy characters that can sustain an illusion of life over more than an hour. They suffer from predictability, simplicity, a...
01 February 2017, by

Robot Life Survey

What might the first western explorer have thought upon encountering whales, flamingos and iguanas? What would have they thought of these strange near-fantastical creatures? What is it like for 21s...

Robohub roundtable: Robotic bee swarms from Black Mirror – what’s hype, what’s real?

In this roundtable edition, we watched the Black Mirror episode “Hated in the Nation” and asked our Robohub team members: with many institutions focused on developing aerial drone technology, and ...
06 December 2016, by

When robots become art: Interview with Yi-Wei Keng

How can robotics help to enhance the development of the modern arts? Japan’s famous playwright, stage director Oriza Hirata and leading roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro launched the “Robot Theater Proj...
29 November 2016, by

The new Westworld: Humanizing the un-human, or dehumanizing humankind?

HBO’s latest offering (on SkyAtlantic here in the UK) is an update of Michael Crichton‘s 1973 film Westworld; this time brought to us as a ten-part television series by sci-fi re-booter extraordin...
18 October 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

The making of sci-fi adventure Robot Overlords

In the low-budget British sci-fi adventure, Robot Overlords, alien automatons rule the streets and ordinary citizens are locked under curfew in their homes. Just by stepping outside, you risk being v...
03 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
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Looney the Robot, with Hunter Lloyd

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Hunter Lloyd, who is a Professor of Robotics at Montana State University and a comedian. Hunter performs a comedy act for all ages with partner Looney, a NAO ...
23 January 2015, 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

No drone experts were harmed in the making of this video … Or were they?

What's with all the quadrotors in auto advertising these days? And what do quadrotor swarms have to do with cars? Probably not much at all, but apparently associating your auto brand with high-perfor...
28 March 2014, by and

NAO Next Gen now available for a wider audience

As of yesterday, you can get the adorable and versatile humanoid robot NAO from Aldebaran Robotics for yourself, even if you are not an academic or a hardcore developer. According to Génération R...
13 March 2014, by

If you could enhance yourself with some robotic accessory or implant, what would it be?

  cy·borg  -  ˈsīˌbôrg/ - noun a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the bod...
15 January 2014, by

Orbotix introduces Sphero 2.0

http://youtu.be/5Bg88VkWGOQ 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

SparkFun Redbot

http://youtu.be/AGVsV4abajo The ready-made platform (kit) options just keep getting better. Here SparkFun shows off its new Redbot kit, which includes everything you need to put together a basic mo...
09 August 2013, by

Making a WALL-E robot

http://youtu.be/7oVSaUWeKt0 We take you now to sunny, southern California, where a small group of enthusiasts has constructed a very realistic, Arduino-based replica of Pixar's WALL-E, entirely fro...
07 August 2013, by

We Robot Conference 5: Bender’s Law

On April 8-9, Stanford Law School held the second annual robotics and law conference, We Robot. This year’s event focused on near-term policy issues in robotics and featured panels and papers by sch...
23 May 2013, by

Nate the Robot RH.4: Who wants those jobs?

This post is part of Robohub's Jobs Focus. "People hate me because they say robots steal jobs." "What jobs?" "Low paid, extremely dangerous, repetitive, physically demanding..." *boggle* "I kno...
15 April 2013, by







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