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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

Humanoid robot with open electronics

We’re pleased to announce the public release of information on a long-standing collaboration between OSRF and Sandia National Labs. The Intelligent Systems Control Department at Sandia is developing...
17 December 2014, by

Firmer footing for robots with smart walking sticks

Anyone who has ever watched a humanoid robot move around in the real world — an "unstructured environment," in research parlance — knows how hard it is for a machine to plan complex movements, bal...

Nate the Robot takes on eldercare!

Robot advances in eldercare....
14 November 2014, by

Latest Honda ASIMO: Autonomous, intelligent, and responsive | Gizmag

“The new ASIMO has been launched in Brussels with a variety of improvements. Many of those improvements are refinements of existing capabilities, but are no less impressive for it. … Improved inte...
16 July 2014, by

On Pepper, Aldebaran and emotional robotics: Interview with Bruno Maisonnier

Bruno Maisonnier at TedExConcorde. Photo credit: Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ. Last week I dropped by Aldebaran’s studio to get a glimpse of Pepper in action, and was pretty excited about this robot. ...
24 June 2014, by



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SoftBank + Aldebaran = Pepper

    The latest creation from Aldebaran Robotics - Pepper - is designed to live with humans. It doesn’t clean or cook but it talks, is mobile, can read emotions, and reacts aut...
06 June 2014, by

SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper knows how you’re feeling | ComputerWorld

Pepper is a cute, wisecracking personal robot designed to bring joy to everyone, and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank wants people to start buying it next year for the price of a high-end PC. Its...
05 June 2014, by

Automated Driving – Something Missing

Learn more about Nate's wacky life at his Website....
29 May 2014, by

30 years of AI with Rolf Pfeifer: A robotics legend delivers his farewell talk

Source: University of Zurich Mediadesk Watch Rolf Pfeifer’s farewell lecture at the University of Zurich, broadcasting live on Robohub Friday May 23, 2014 (18:00–19:30 CEST/16:00–17:30 UTC). ...
21 May 2014, by

Back on Earth, Part 3

Special thanks again to "NateFan", whose comment inspired today's comic. I hope the characters referenced from NASA are good sports, I figured they'd crack up over Nate's "findings" regarding facia...
16 April 2014, by

1.1M£ robotic “Porton Man” to test protective clothing for UK’s armed forces

UK’s Ministry of Defense invested 1.1M GBP in a new robotic mannequin that will test protective suits and equipment for the UK’s armed forces. The project is named “Porton Man” and is able to ...
07 April 2014, by

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

Back on Earth, Part 2

In the comments below, tell me, what questions would researchers want answered about Nate's experiences on Mars? I'll select the best and make comics out of them (showing how Nate answers) in the next...
07 March 2014, by

Back on Earth

I guess all those other Mars rovers just landed in the wrong spot? I had this idea yesterday to try something a little different. In the comments below, tell me, what questions would researchers want ...
28 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 8

The mission to Mars concludes now that Nate is back on Earth, but do you think the adventure is really over?  Learn more about Nate's wacky life at his Website....
21 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 7

  Stay tuned next week for the exciting conclusion of Nate's "mission to Mars" experience.  As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
17 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 6

I want to thank Robonaut for being a great sport and being willing to appear in this week's comic!  When I got done with last week's comic, for fun I sent a tweet to Robonaut asking him to join Nate ...
07 February 2014, by

Who Is SCHAFT, the Robot Company Bought by Google and Winner of the DRC by IEEE Spectrum

Here's everything we know about this secretive robotics startupSee on spectrum.ieee.org...
06 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 5

  We all know that the first thing we'd want to do on a planet with low gravity is a Michael Jordon dunk. As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
31 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 4

As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
24 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 3

  As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
17 January 2014, by

Interdisciplinary Teams, with Giulio Sandini

Link to audio file (41:58) In today’s episode Per Sjöborg speaks with Giulio Sandini, director of the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)...
10 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 2

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10 January 2014, by

DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials live broadcast

The time has come for the robots competing on the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) to make their first public appearance. The trials for the final 2014 event will take place on December 20-21, 2013 and ...
20 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

Beginner’s guide to the humanoid robot challenge (DRC)

The first real world trial in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) will be held on December 20-21 2013 at Homestead Freeway in Florida. Yes, it's open to the public. Anyone can come along and watch huma...
03 December 2013, by

ShanghAI Lectures: SAYA/Hiroshi Kobayashi “Hello, my name is SAYA”

Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2009-11-05 In this guest lecture, SAYA, the robotic teacher from Japan, introduces herself and talks about the Tokyo University of Science, where she was const...
14 November 2013, by

Intro to Robotics

As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
08 November 2013, by

Nate the Robot RH.13 – Firewalls: Saving Robot Marriages!

As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
13 September 2013, by







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