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IEEE ICRA 2021 Awards (with videos and papers)

Did you have the chance to attend the 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021)? Here we bring you the papers that received an award this year in case you missed them. Congr...
15 June 2021, by

Demo Day: the most exciting day of the year (Jan 28th, 3pm CET)

Multidisciplinary teams of minor students have designed and built a functional robotic prototype for a project customer with a challenge to improve the lives of working people. Streaming live from Rob...
28 January 2021, by

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy Hoffman Robotics Researcher, Cornell University An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies and CITRIS People and Robot...
30 October 2019, by

Energy, enthusiasm and spirit of cooperation: Award winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 announced

The European Robotics League (ERL) announced the winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 major tournament, during the awards ceremony held on Saturday, 23rd September at Giardini Pro Patria, in Piombino,...
29 September 2017, by

The referees’ special awards ERL Emergency Robots 2017

The European Robotics League (ERL) announced the winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 major tournament, during the awards ceremony held on Saturday, 23rd September at Giardini Pro Patria, in Piombino,...
29 September 2017, by

IROS Workshop: Best practices in designing roadmaps for robotics innovation

Join us at the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) for a full day workshop that will bring together international stakeholders in robotics to examine ...
16 July 2017, by and


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Notes and pics from Xponential in Dallas, Innorobo in Paris and ICRA in Singapore

Conferences and trade shows, held in interesting locations around the world, can be entertaining, informative and an opportunity to explore new places, meet new people and renew acquaintances. Three r...
20 June 2017, by

2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: A summary

It was a hectic but interesting week at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Singapore. Here's a brief recap of some of my observations and experiences....
15 June 2017, by

ICRA 2017 in Singapore: Recap

ICRA, the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, is an annual academic conference covering advances in robotics. It is one of the premier conferences in its field. This year, I was ...
08 June 2017, by

Xponential 2017 in images

The Xponential 2017 national conference was held May 8-11 by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The even...

The Force was strong in this robot competition

Thursday night, dozens of robots designed and built by undergraduates in a mechanical engineering class endured hours of intense, boisterous, and often jubilant competition as they scrambled to rack u...
18 May 2017, by

Kids celebrate robotics at RoboFes 2017

Robo Done, the robotic academy franchise for kids from Osaka, Japan, celebrated Japan’s Day of the Children on the 5th of May at their annual event, Robot Festival 2017 or RoboFes. The event welcome...
17 May 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

ARIAC Qualifier 3 is now open

We are happy to announce that Qualifier 3 is now open for the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)! ARIAC is a simulation-based competition is designed to promote agility in in...

The changing landscape of mobility at the Automate and ProMat trade shows

America's retailers are closing stores faster than ever while demand for warehouse workers by online retailers is higher than ever. Retailers and logistics companies have been opening facilities at...
20 April 2017, by

The startup Launch Pad Competition blasts off at Automate 2017

What does Magic Johnson and a twenty foot robot have in common? You guessed it, Automate 2017. While this might seem like an odd pairing, it accurately reflects the current state of the robotics indu...
13 April 2017, by

Registration now open for 2nd annual Robotic Art Competition

The 2017 second annual robotic art competition with $100,000 in cash prizes is now open for team registration. An international competition for all ages, the contest’s goal is to challenge teams to ...
11 April 2017, by
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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
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IASP 2016: Skolkovo, Waterproof Drones, and Underwater Vehicles, with Albert Efimov, Anastasia Uryasheva and Borris Rozman

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 Alber...
05 March 2017, by and

Cargo drones deliver in the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon is home to thousands of local indigenous communities spread across very remote areas. As a result, these sparsely populated communities rarely have reliable access to essential medicines an...
16 February 2017, by

Switzerland invites international startups to disrupt key industries

Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero-equity technology accelerators and an initiative of digitalswitzerland, has today announced that applications are open to inte...
16 February 2017, by

Artificial intelligence and ethics: Who does the thinking?

On the 15th November 2016, the IEEE’s AI and Ethics Summit posed the question: “Who does the thinking?” In a series of key-note speeches and lively panel discussions, leading technologists, leg...
27 January 2017, by

A report on the ELS Workshop 2016

The Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Social Robots in Healthcare and Education Workshop (also called ELS Workshop) was held in Yokohama the 14th Nov 2016 during the JSAI-isAI Conference. The works...

CES 2017 pre-news: Ford Fusion, Nvidia, MobilEye, HERE, BMW, Intel and other partnerships

Thursday night, and I am heading off to CES, and it’s become the main show it seems for announcing robocar news. There’s already a bunch....
05 January 2017, by

Robots at your service: Empowering healthy aging at European Robotics Week, 2016

The European Robotics Week in 2016 took place from 18 to 22 November in several countries including The Netherlands, Austria, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Serbia and many more. This event has been occ...
08 December 2016, by
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ICRA 2016: Landmine Detection Challenge, with Edson Prestes

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Edson Prestes, Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and an organizer of the Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC) 20...
16 October 2016, by

Photos from the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge

Robohub covered the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge that took place during #ICRA16 in Stockholm. Below, you can see an extensive photo gallery as part of our coverage. Check it out!...
25 May 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
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Mobile Microrobotics Challenge, with Leanne King and Ioan Alexandru

Transcript below. In this interview, Audrow Nash talks to two teams from Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at the 2015 International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA)....
07 August 2015, by

A conversation with Jerry Kaplan, Martin Ford and John Markoff

Renowned technology commentators and authors John Markoff, Jerry Kaplan and Martin Ford entranced the audience with their perspectives on robotics, automation, AI and the impact on society. The even...
27 July 2015, by and







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