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Teaching ROS quickly to students

Lecturer Steffen Pfiffner of University of Weingarten in Germany is teaching ROS to 26 students at the same time at a very fast pace. His students, all of them within the Master on Computer Science of...
09 June 2017, by

Faster, more nimble drones on the horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only process images so fast, frame by individual fr...
31 May 2017, by
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Trik Embedded Platform, with Roman Luchin

In this episode, Audrow Nash and Christina Brester conduct interviews at the 2016 International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation conference in Moscow, Russia. They speak with Roman...
13 May 2017, by and

Teaching robots to teach other robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it, or via motion-planning techniques like optimization or sa...
10 May 2017, by

Smart Grasping System available on ROS Development Studio

Would you like to make a robot to grasp something, but you think that is impossible to you just because you can’t buy a robot arm? I’m here to tell that you can definitely achieve this without buy...
10 May 2017, by

Programming your NAO robot for human interaction

Today we are looking at how to program your NAO Robot for Human Interaction. Watch the video and follow the steps below to get interactive with your robot pal! [embed]https://youtu.be/fT8rNQEs-_w[/...
09 May 2017, by



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Are gestures the future of robotic control?

A few decades ago, touchscreens were impressive, yet clunky pieces of technology reserved for applications that did little more than show off that touchscreens were possible. Today’s touchscreens ar...
29 April 2017, by

Security for multirobot systems

Distributed planning, communication, and control algorithms for autonomous robots make up a major area of research in computer science. But in the literature on multirobot systems, security has gotten...
17 March 2017, by

Developing ROS programs for the Sphero robot

You probably know the Sphero robot. It is a small robot with the shape of a ball. In case that you have one, you must know that it is possible to control it using ROS, by installing in your computer t...
13 March 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

UgCS photogrammetry technique for UAV land surveying missions

 UgCS is easy-to-use software for planning and flying UAV drone-survey missions. It supports almost any UAV platform, providing convenient tools for areal and linear surveys and enabling direct ...
09 March 2017, by

Programming for robotics: Introduction to ROS

This handy video-tutorial course gives an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS), including many of the available tools that are commonly used in robotics. With the help of different example...
07 March 2017, by

Wearable AI that can detect the tone of a conversation

It’s a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions like Asperger’s, this can make social situations extremely stressf...
01 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
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Toru Robots, with Dr. Moritz Tenorth

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley spoke to Dr Moritz Tenorth, head of software development at Magazino, a Munich-based startup developing mobile pick-and-place robots for item-specific logistics. They d...
21 January 2017, by

Celebrating 9 Years of ROS

This year marks the occasion of ROS turning 9 years old! Over the years, ROS has grown into a strong world-wide community. It’s a community with a large variety of interests: from academic research...
28 December 2016, by
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100/100 Computer Vision Challenge, with Dieter Fox

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Dieter Fox, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, about the 100/100 Computer Vision Tracking Challen...
26 November 2016, by

Assistive robot operated via a brain-computer interface

Research and development of robotic assistive technologies has gained tremendous momentum in the last decade due to several factors such as the maturity level reached by several technologies, the adva...
16 November 2016, by

How can swarm roboticists contribute to and benefit from the wisdom of other disciplines?

What can swarm roboticists learn from policy makers, systems biologists and physicists, and vice versa? It is already widely recognised that Robotics is an inherently interdisciplinary field and that ...
08 November 2016, by and

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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RSS 2016 Posters, with Gangyuan Jing, Rico Jonschkowski, Matthew Gombolay and Dorsa Sadigh

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews several researchers presenting their work at the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2016 conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan....
03 October 2016, by
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Project Ngulia: From Phone to Drone, with Fredrik Gustafsson

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Fredrik Gustafsson, Professor in Sensor Informatics at Department of Electrical Engineering in Linköping University, about an initiative to reduce poaching in ...
06 August 2016, by
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Physics-Based Optimization for Robot Control, with Emo Todorov

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Emo Todorov, Director of Movement Control Laboratory at the University of Washington, about a physics-based optimization method for controlling robots. Todorov ...
23 July 2016, by
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ICRA 2016 Exhibition (Part 2 of 2), with Greg Burman, Dave Rollinson, Tony Prescott and Xavier Carpentier

This is the second of two episodes where Audrow Nash interviews several companies at the International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA). ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society...
25 June 2016, by

Book Review: ‘Peer Reviews in Software, A Practical Guide,’ by Karl Wiegers

I have been part of many software teams where we desired to do code reviews. In most of those cases the code reviews did not take place, or were pointless and a waste of time. So the question is: how ...
01 June 2016, by
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bStem, with Todd Hylton

[clear] In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Todd Hylton, Senior Vice President at Brain Corporation, about neuromorphic computers. They discuss the robotics development board bStem, which appro...
01 May 2015, by

Software engineering principles

I have often thought about what the proper software methodology should be for the various robots that I build. My thoughts have evolved over time as I have seen these tool work. While I do not have an...
15 April 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







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