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Team CERBERUS wins the DARPA Subterranean Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean Challenge planned to develop novel approaches to rapidly map, explore and search underground environments in time-sensitive operations critical for the civilian and military dom...
01 October 2021, by

RO-MAN Roboethics Competition: What is an ethical home robot to you?

So what does it mean for a robot to act ethically within a home environment? Researchers have been thinking about this question from different perspectives for the past couple of decades. Some look at...
10 August 2021, by

RO-MAN 2021 Roboethics Competition: Bringing ethical robots into the home

In 1984, Heathkit presented HERO Jr. as the first robot that could be used in households to perform a variety of tasks, such as guarding people’s homes, setting reminders, and even playing games. Fo...
23 July 2021, by

Simulations, real robots, and bloopers from the DOTS competition: Powering emergency food distribution using swarms

Results from the DOTS competition were released yesterday, after an intense month with teams from around the world designing new algorithms for robot swarms tasked with delivering emergency food parce...
24 June 2021, by and

Winners of the DIH Champions Challenge 2020 revealed at the #EDIH2021 conference

On the 27th of January, DIHNET revealed the winners of the 2020 DIH Champions Challenge at the virtual EDIH Conference 2021 “Gearing up towards European Digital Innovation Hubs”. The awards ceremo...
07 March 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


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DOE’s E-ROBOT Prize targets robots for construction and built environment

Silicon Valley Robotics is pleased to announce that we are a Connector organization for the E-ROBOT Prize, and other DOE competitions on the American-Made Network. There is \$2 million USD available i...
23 January 2021, by

#CYBATHLON2020GlobalEdition winners of the powered leg prosthesis race (with interview)

Finishing this series of CYBATHLON 2020 winners, today we feature the victory of the startup Circleg from Switzerland. We also had the chance to interview them (see the end of this post)....
10 January 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

Two teams from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia will compete at the Cybathlon Global Edition 2020, the Olympics dedicated to new prosthetic technologie

IIT’s teams will compete in the "Powered Arm Prosthesis" category showing two different robotic arm prostheses made in Italy: SoftHandPro and Hannes. The race course is about 30 metres long and will...
13 November 2020, by

CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition: A competition to break down barriers between the public, people with disabilities and technology developers

Involving potential users of a particular technology in the research and development (R&D) process is a very powerful way to maximise success when such technology is deployed in the real world. In add...
11 November 2020, by
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DJI’s RoboMaster FPS Competition, with Shuo Yang

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Shuo Yang about DJI's RoboMaster first-person shooter (FPS) competition, a competition designed to get people excited about robotics. For the competition, univ...
21 July 2018, 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

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

From member to mentor: Life after being a FIRST student

3! 2! 1! Go! Suddenly, robots jerk into motion and zoom across the field to score points, crossing over several types of terrain and shooting balls into high and low goals. Another buzzer sounds, driv...
12 June 2017, by

2017 Robot Art Competition winners announced

A record number of teams submitted beautiful robot-created artwork for the second year of this 5-year worldwide competition. In total, there were 38 teams from 10 countries who submitted 200 differen...
19 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

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...
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Kickstart Accelerator, with Roland Siegwart and Matthias Hüni

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Roland Siegwart and Matthias Hüni about Kickstart Accelerator, a Swiss Startup Accelerator. Siegwart leads the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich and is on...
17 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

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE: Semi-finalists set sail on a journey to illuminate the ocean

We have just taken another momentous step in the journey to unveil the hidden wonders of our own planet! Since the launch of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE at the American Geophysical Union Fall ...
22 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

The Digger Foundation competing for a $1million prize

The DOME Project of the Digger Foundation has been shortlisted as finalist of the prestigious Robotics Award for Good taking place in Dubai in February 2017, where a $1million price will be awarded ...
30 January 2017, 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

Soft spot for soft robots? Register for the 2016 Soft Robotics Competition

By Adam Zewe | SEAS If you have a soft spot for robotics, this competition is right up your alley. With separate tracks for academic researchers, college students, and high school students, the...
11 January 2016, by

Registration now open for #ICRA16’s Airbus Shopfloor Challenge

The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge invites robotics teams from around the world to create innovative robotic solutions for a real-life manufacturing challenge, and compete live at the IEEE 2016 Internatio...
23 December 2015, by







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