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A Wearable Robotic Extra-Finger for Grasp Compensation, with Domenico Prattichizzo

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Domenico Prattichizzo, Professor of Robotics at the University of Siena and Senior Scientist at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova in Italy, about a ...
07 January 2017, by

Customer story: Deployable, autonomous vibration control of bridges using Husky UGV

Sriram Narasimhan’s research team are shaking things up in the Civil Engineering Structures Lab at the University of Waterloo. The research, which is led by Ph.D Candidate Kevin Goorts, is developin...
05 January 2017, by

Design, simulate and build a custom drone

This fall’s new FAA regulations have made drone flight easier than ever for both companies and consumers. But what if the drones out on the market aren’t exactly what you want? A new system fro...
05 December 2016, by
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Ori Systems: Robotic Furniture, with Hasier Larrea

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Hasier Larrea, Founder and CEO of Ori Systems and MSc candidate at the MIT Media Lab, about robotics used to transform personal spaces. Larrea discusses how the...
12 November 2016, by

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...

No GPS, no problem: Next-generation navigation

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi,...
28 October 2016, by


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Foundry tool: Multi-material designing for 3-D printing

3-D printing has progressed over the last decade to include multi-material fabrication, enabling production of powerful, functional objects. While many advances have been made, it still has been diffi...
13 October 2016, by
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Human 2.0: Exoskeletons and Orthoses, with Hugh Herr

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Hugh Herr, Director of the Biomechatronics Group at MIT. Herr talks about the accident that led to the amputation of both of his legs below the knee and how th...
20 August 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

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

Building the Jibo prototype: Interview with VP Engineering Andy Atkins

Our most recent video update comes from our VP of Engineering Andy Atkins. Take a sneak peak inside the minds of our engineers as they finish our newest Jibo P2s, to find out what kinds of challenges ...
08 July 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

Unpowered exoskeleton improves efficiency of human walking

Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking on level ground and at a steady speed should theoretically require no power input ...

Pleurobot: Multimodal locomotion in a bioinspired robot

The Pleurobot is a bioinspired robot being developed by the BioRob at EPFL and NCCR Robotics. Taking it's cues from the salamander, the Pleurobot is a walking robot that can change its gait to help it...
12 February 2015, by

Introducing Spot, a new smaller 4-legged robot from Boston Dynamics

[tweetquote]Boston Dynamics just released a video of a new four legged robot named “Spot”.[/tweetquote] It is an evolution along the lines of their previous four-legged robots like BigDog and Wild...
09 February 2015, by

Robocars at CES: Mercedes concept

There is reasonable volume of robocar related stuff to see here at CES. I just had a few hours today, and went to see the much touted Mercedes F105 “Luxury in Motion.” This is a concept, and no...
07 January 2015, by

Rescue drone that finds survivors using their cellphones’ WiFi signals

Search and rescue operations are increasingly using drones, and the speed and ease with which UAVs can be launched is especially important when applying them as an emergency response tool. Jonathan C...
25 July 2014, by

TiddlyBot gives Raspberry Pi robot powers

The TiddlyBot, which just launched on Kickstarter, has been developed to help young people have fun and learn about robotics and programming. After running a Code Club and workshops using Raspberry P...
04 July 2014, by

How do self-driving cars work?

Nissan’s autonomous car prototype - 2013, photo:Nissan Global Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, recently announced that the car manufacturer will produce self-driving cars within three years. Nissan has announ...
03 June 2014, by

Pure autonomy: Google’s new purpose-built self driving car

Google completed a major step in its long and extensive self-driving cars project by presenting its first purpose-built autonomous car, which is designed from scratch for its role and is not a modifie...
28 May 2014, by

Mirobot: An open source WiFi robot for kids

Mirobot is a robotics kit that's designed to get kids more interested in technology, engineering and programming. Children solder and build it themselves, and then can use a drag-and-drop programming...
14 May 2014, by

Quadrocopter failsafe algorithm: Recovery after propeller loss

UPDATE 04/03/2014: In this video update, we show that a quadrocopter can be safely piloted by hand after a motor fails, without the aid of a motion capture system. This follows our previous video, ...
04 March 2014, by

Robots at home: Interview with Assistobot CEO Tjin Van Der Zant

Tjin Van Der Zant helped found “Robocup at Home” in 2006, and since then the organization has spread to include a number of new locations everywhere from Brazil to Thailand. As a professor at the ...
05 January 2014, by and

Mapping in the Cloud

UPDATE: New video of a collaborative, cloud-based mapping experiment. Mapping is essential for mobile robots and a cornerstone of many more robotics applications that require a robot to interact with...
23 December 2013, by and

Cubli – A cube that can jump up, balance, and walk across your desk

Update: New video of final robot! My colleagues at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich have created [tweetquote]a small robotic cube that can autonomously jump up and balance o...
20 December 2013, by and

Fully autonomous flapping-wing micro air vehicle weighs about as much as 4 sheets of A4 paper

The DelFly Explorer, a flapping wing MAV equipped with a 4-gram stereo vision system that can fly completely by itself in unknown, cluttered environments. © Delft University of Technology. The DelFl...
16 December 2013, by

Insect-inspired flying robot handles collisions, goes where other robots can’t

Gimball is a flying robot that survives collisions. It weighs just 370g for 34cm in diameter. Photo credit: A. Herzog, EPFL. Generally, flying robots are programmed to avoid obstacles, which is far ...
30 October 2013, by

World’s first all stainless steel robot with seven degrees of freedom

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has developed the world's first all stainless steel robot with seven degrees of freedom. It will be used in the drug discovery and pharmaceutical fields to automate experi...
17 July 2013, by

DARPA unveils new humanoid robot

  DARPA unveiled their new humanoid robot Atlas that will be used as part of their robotics challenge. It can tackle rough terrain and carry human tools.   See on DARPA website....
12 July 2013, by

Remote internal imaging robot helps doctors in emergency situations

This remote medical care robot for use in emergency situations, is under development by a research group at Waseda University, led by Dr. Hiroyasu Iwata. "If a person receives an impact in an acciden...
12 July 2013, by







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