Nate the Robot RH.3 – The Expendables

So if you really think about it, today's comic brings up several interesting issues regarding robots and war.  One that comes to mind that is certainly not anywhere near a reality, is what if robots ...
22 March 2013, by

Robots on Tour event draws larger-than-expected crowds

Surprise! Robots are much more popular than expected! Robots on Tour started off on Friday 8 March 2013 with a scientific symposium at café/bar Sphères in Zurich, Switzerland. Big names from the...
20 March 2013, by

Romo on the move

Romotiv, the maker of the Romo robot, is moving from Las Vegas to San Francisco. CEO Rinaudo wrote the reason behind the move, which will take place over the next three months, was the company’s des...
16 March 2013, by

Nate the Robot RH.2 – There’s Nothing Silly About War!

  Call of Duty : Robot Ops, sounds like a fun game, eh?...
15 March 2013, by

Nate the Robot RH.1 – I’m on Robohub!

Hey everyone, I meant to get this strip drawn earlier, but I’m happy to start having Robohub as a second source to read my Nate the Robot comic strip! I hope it can add a bit of humor to your day an...
14 March 2013, by

Robots on Tour: 8-9 March 2013 in Zurich

The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich, organizer of the ShanghAI Lectures, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a big robot festival on 8 and 9 March 2013 in Zurich....
03 March 2013, by

Robot choreographies

Today's TED talk features a troop of NAO robots performing an upbeat choreography....
27 February 2013, by

Syfy about to unleash the Robot Combat League |

“Ready for the next generation of robot combat? Syfy has greenlit and shot the first season of a new show where eight-foot-tall state-of-the-art humanoid robots will rock ‘em and sock &lsq...
26 November 2012, by

Robotic dragonflies take to the sky (with your help)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Robot Dragonfly from TechJect. Developed over four years by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the US Air Force, the researchers are now i...
08 November 2012, by

Tovbot’s Shimi at Google I/O Tovbot's Shimi made its first public appearance two days ago at Google I/O, where not just one but three Shimis performed in perfect coordination. Tovbot was formed earlie...
29 June 2012, by

Quadrotor light show This video is a performance piece incorporating a troupe of 16 quadrotors. It's a very nice way to spend a few minutes....
27 June 2012, 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



50 years of robotics (Part 2), with Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Dan Kara, Kristinn Thórisson, Andrea Thomaz and Terry Fong

Link to audio file (49:54)Welcome to the second part of our 50th episode special! To celebrate 50 episodes of Robots, we’re doing a review of some of the greatest advances in robotics during the...
07 May 2010, by



50 years of robotics (Part 1), with Rolf Pfeifer, Mark Tilden, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Oscar Schofield and Steve Potter

Link to audio file (41:35)Today we celebrate the 50th episode of ROBOTS! For the occasion we speak with 12 scientists about the most remarkable developments in robotics over the last 50 years and the...
23 April 2010, by



Celebrity robots brought to life, with Fred Barton

Link to audio file (45:19)In today’s episode we speak with celebrity robot maker Fred Barton who is best known as ROBOTMAN. As an expert in the Sci-Fi genre, he’ll be giving us an overview...
19 June 2009, by



Robot actors at the theater, with Christian Denisart and Nicola Tomatis

Link to audio file (42:11)In this week’s show we take a closer look at Robots, not the podcast but the play that has been playing to sold-out audiences in Switzerland over the last 3 weeks. We ...
22 May 2009, by

Giant roaming creatures, with Theo Jansen and Jaimie Mantzel

Link to audio file (40:46)Today we’ll be speaking about art, engineering and freedom with two robot-artists building gigantic robots. Our first guest is Theo Jansen, a physics major turned arti...
24 April 2009, by



Human-robot love, with David Levy and Kathleen Richardson

Link to audio file (47:22)In this episode we look at a subject that doesn’t always come to mind when you think of robots: love and relationships. Our first guest David Levy is the author of the ...
30 January 2009, by

Industrial robots in research, with Raúl Ordóñez

Link to audio file (32:45)In this episode we talk to Raúl Ordóñez about his new Motoman Robotics Lab at the University of Dayton and the research he plans to do with his high profile industrial ro...
16 January 2009, by



Robot toys, with Mark Tilden

Link to audio file (36:53)In the spirit of the holiday season, today’s episode is all about robots as toys. We speak to Mark Tilden, robot designer at WowWee Robotics, about designing robots for...
19 December 2008, by



Robot musicians, with Gil Weinberg and Atsuo Takanishi

Link to audio file (41:13)This episode focuses on robot musicians, starting with our first guest Gil Weinberg who is the Director of Music Technology at Georgia Tech. With his wooden robot drummer Hai...
05 December 2008, by



Androids, human presence and the uncanny valley, with Hiroshi Ishiguro

Link to audio file (32:40)This episode covers android science and human-robot interactions with expert Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka. After the interview we feature the last installment of Jack Graham&...
07 November 2008, by

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