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How Simbe Robotics is Innovating in Retail, with Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea discusses the innovation behind Tally, the autonomous robot from Simbe Robotics. Tally collects real-time analytics inside retail stores to improve the customer shopping experience, as well as the efficiency of managing the store.
23 November 2021, by

Q&A: Vivienne Sze on crossing the hardware-software divide for efficient artificial intelligence

Not so long ago, watching a movie on a smartphone seemed impossible. Vivienne Sze was a graduate student at MIT at the time, in the mid 2000s, and she was drawn to the challenge of compressing video t...
02 May 2021, by
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Inside Cybathlon, with Anni Kern

Robohub Podcast · Inside Cybathlon Kate speaks with Anni Kern, Head of Communication, strategy, and teams at Cybathlon for over four years. She describes the motivation and concepts for the Cybath...
16 February 2021, by

#CYBATHLON2020GlobalEdition winners of the functional electrical stimulation bike race (with interview)

In continuation to this series of CYBATHLON 2020 winners, today we feature the victory of PULSE Racing from VU University Amsterdam. We also had the chance to interview them (see the end of this post)...
19 December 2020, by

#CYBATHLON2020GlobalEdition winners of the powered wheelchair race (with interview + story of pilot)

In continuation to this series of CYBATHLON 2020 winners, today we feature the victory of the HSR Enhanced team from the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST). In addition, we inter...
07 December 2020, by

#CYBATHLON2020GlobalEdition winners of the powered exoskeleton race (with interview)

The last edition of CYBATHLON took place on 13-14 November, 2020. This competition, created by ETH Zurich and run as a non-profit project, aims to advance in the research and development of assistive ...
04 December 2020, by


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Safe Motion Planning in Real-time, with Luca Colasanto

Robohub Podcast · Safe Motion Planning in Real-time In this episode, we hear from Luca Colasanto, Senior Robotic Scientist at Realtime Robotics, about real-time robot motion planning in dynamic an...
19 June 2020, by
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Robotics Manipulation with MoveIt, with Dave Coleman

Robohub Podcast · Robotics Manipulation with MoveIt In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Dave Coleman, CEO of PickNik Robotics, about the open source robotics manipulation platform called Mo...
31 May 2020, by
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Autonomous Bricklaying by FBR, with Mark Pivac

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews Mark Pivac, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of FBR (formerly Fastbrick Robotics) about the world’s first end-to-end autonomous bricklaying robot, ...
18 September 2019, by
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ANYmal: A Ruggedized Quadrupedal Robot, with Marco Hutter

In this interview, Audrow Nash interviews Marco Hutter, Assistant Professor for Robotic Systems at ETH Zürich, about a quadrupedal robot designed for autonomous operation in challenging environments,...
11 November 2017, by

Dr Nathan Griffiths: Driverless cars? How the road to the future will be driven by machine learning

Over the past few weeks, we’ve blogged about how machine learning is transforming research, nuclear decommissioning, and astronomy. Building on our “Ask the Experts” panel discussion on driverle...
01 May 2017, by and

Dr Rustam Stolkin and robots that learn: Nuclear robotics meets machine learning

How can we create robots that can carry out important tasks in dangerous environments? Machine learning is supporting advances in the field of robotics. To find out more, we talked to Dr Rustam Stolki...
27 April 2017, by and
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CUBE Tech Fair, with Torsten Oelke

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Torsten Oelkes, Executive Chairman of CUBE, about the CUBE Tech Fair. The CUBE Tech Fair is a conference that takes place in Berlin in May that seeks to facili...
02 April 2017, by

Split-second decisions: Navigating the fine line between man and machine

Today’s self-driving car isn’t exactly autonomous – the driver has to be able to take over in a pinch, and therein lies the roadblock researchers are trying to overcome. Automated cars are hurtl...
13 March 2017, by

By 2030, will traffic jams be a thing of the past?

Imagine a future where self-driving cars, trains and buses are all seamlessly connected through an app, where traffic jams are a thing of the past and redundant car parks have been turned into green s...
03 March 2017, by

Drones for good 2.0: How WeRobotics is redefining the use of unmanned systems in developing countries

Robotics undoubtedly has the potential to improve lives in the developing world. However, with limited budgets and expertise on the ground, putting this technology in place is no small task. Step forw...
22 February 2017, by

Technical challenges in machine ethics

Machine ethics offers an alternative solution for artificial intelligence (AI) safety governance. In order to mitigate risks in human-robot interactions, robots will have to comply with humanity’s e...
08 February 2017, by

Robotic Functions Validations: Interview with Jussi Aaltonen

The UNEXMIN (Underwater Explorer for Flooded Mines) project is almost one year old. After a busy first year of work, UNEXMIN is on-schedule to deliver the first mechanical UX-1 prototype. Jussi Aalton...
27 January 2017, by

How do we regulate robo-morality?

In April 2016, British Standards Institution (BSI) published the world’s first ethical standard for the design, production, sale, and usage of social robots. “BS 8611: 2016 Robots and robotic devi...
15 December 2016, by

One being for two origins: A new perspective on roboethics

The concept One Being for Two Origins, from the teachings of Buddha, considers the unification of technology, nature, and human beings. It emerges from the theory of the three aspects: The values of t...
08 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

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

Talking Machines: The Master Algorithm, with UW’s Pedro Domingos

In episode 20 we chat with Pedro Domingos of the University of Washington, who has just published a book The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World....
25 September 2015, by
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RoboBusiness Exhibition, with RoboBusiness 2014

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to several robotics companies at the company showcase at RoboBusiness 2014, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts....
29 May 2015, by

Bionic athletes compete in disciplines drawn from everyday life

By: Vanessa Bleich Next year's Cybathlon will host people with physical disabilities equipped with advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The goal of this unique competition is to...
21 May 2015, by
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Speech-Based Emotion Recognition, with Christina Brester

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Christina Brester, from the Siberian State Aerospace University, about her research on a method to identify emotional state from speech. This method performs sp...
20 March 2015, by

Future of machine learning, w. Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun (Part 2)

We hear the second part of our conversation with with Geoffrey Hinton (Google and University of Toronto), Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Yann LeCun (Facebook and NYU), who talk with us abo...
17 March 2015, by

Raffaello D’Andrea on the future of robotics

Raffaello D’Andrea’s robots can do amazing things: play soccer and ping-pong, perform complex choreographed acrobatics in the air, build towers brick by brick, and move pallets around warehouses. ...

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

Academic and industry collaboration (Part 4): Interview with Raffaello D’Andrea

In this 4th interview of our four-part ECHORD series, conducted last June, Sascha Griffiths from TUM talks to Raffaello D'Andrea, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich and technical c...
28 February 2014, by







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