Unconventional Space Robots, with Stephanie Schneider

Schneider, PhD Candidate at Stanford, explains her work on Reachbot, a long-reach crawling and anchoring robot repurposes extendable booms for mobile manipulation in Outer Space. They discuss the challenges and exciting elements of robotic prototyping for low-gravity or otherwise unique environments.
17 December 2021, by

Stanford’s self-driving Delorean goes drifting for Back to the Future Day

Last night, I attended Stanford’s unveiling of their newest research vehicle for self-driving. An old Delorean has been heavily modified in order to perform drifting experiments - where you let the ...
21 October 2015, by

Former DARPA Program Manager Gill Pratt to direct Toyota’s new $50M robotics investment

In a surprise move today, Toyota held a press conference (see video below) announcing a substantial investment in robotics and AI research to develop "advanced driving support" technology, with forme...
04 September 2015, by

Talking Machines: The economic impact of machine learning, with Baidu’s Andrew Ng

In episode twelve we talk with Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, about how speech recognition is going to explode the way we use mobile devices and his approach to working on the problem....
04 June 2015, by

VLAB: Drones – The commercial era takes off, but breaking the law is going to blow-up in our faces

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending VLAB: Drones – The Commercial Era Takes Off at Stanford GSB. The event was truly fantastic and the panel was amazing. The moderator was Chris Anderson,...
26 March 2013, by

Stanford’s self-driving car tears it up on racetrack – tops 120 MPH | Singularity Hub

The current run through Thunderhill is another example of how Stanford and Volkswagen engineers are set on pushing robotic car performance to its limits, quite different from Google’s singular goal ...
19 August 2012, by

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