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Robots Podcast #178: 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. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #182: Supernumerary limbs, with Federico Parietti

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Federico Parietti, a PhD candidate at MIT, about his research on supernumerary limbs that can be used in manufacturing and for rehabilitative purposes, among other uses. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #180: Soft Robotics Toolkit, with Donal Holland

Ron Vanderkley speaks to Donal Holland of Harvard University about his team's work on the Soft Robotics Toolkit. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #195: ICRA 2015 Company Showcase, with Jens Hurley, Michael Ferguson, Simon DiMaio, François Boucher and Andrew Lewis

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews several companies from the International Conferences on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) showcase. The companies span the following applications: mobile robots for military and commercial uses, warehouse solutions, robotic arms and manipulators, and robotic systems to assist surgery. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #179: European Robotics, with European Robotics Forum, Cécile Huet and Uwe Haass

In this episode, Sabine Hauert talks to main stakeholders in European Robotics at the European Robotics Forum in Vienna. Cécile Huet, Deputy Head of the Robotics Unit at the European Commission, gives us an overview of the new wave of robotics projects funded under Horizon2020, with a focus on robots that can help people and drive application. Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #173: RoboThespian, with Will Jackson

In today's podcast, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Will Jackson of Engineered Arts Limited about his team's work making robot actors. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #176: Sensors for autonomous driving, with Christoph Stiller

Audrow Nash interviews Christoph Stiller from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology about the sensors that are used in autonomous cars. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #175: Mobile robots and virtual worlds, with Riccardo Cassinis

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Professor Riccardo Cassinis from the University of Brescia in Italy about using robotics in education. Professor Cassinis speaks about having children, from primary school through university, access and control robots remotely to learn subjects such as programming, geography, and foreign languages. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #187: Cheetah 2, with Sangbae Kim

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Sangbae Kim, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), at the International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2015. They speak about an electrically powered quadruped called the Cheetah 2. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #170: Mobility Transformation Facility, with Edwin Olson

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Edwin Olson, an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, about the university's 32-acre testing environment for autonomous cars and the future of driverless vehicles. Continue readi...

Robots Podcast #174: Looney the Robot, with Hunter Lloyd

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews stand-up comedian and computer science professor Hunter Lloyd. Hunter performs comedy acts for all age groups with his partner Looney the Robot, a NAO humanoid from Aldebaran Robotics. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #172: 3D SLAM, with John Leonard

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Professor John Leonard, from MIT, about his research on dense, object-based 3D Simultaneous localization and mapping (or SLAM). Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #167: Engaging girls in robotics, with Hannah and Rachael Tipperman, Ross Mead and Elizabeth Croft

Link to audio file (48:49)Earlier this year, the Robots Podcast team came across a story about two 17 year old twin sisters who started their own robotics outreach group. The story about the Tipperman sisters got us curious. What kind of robotics outre... Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #166: Quest for computer vision, with Peter Corke

Link to audio file (32:07)In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Peter Corke from Queensland University of Technology, about computer vision, the subject of his plenary talk at IROS 2014. He begins with a brief history of biological vision before... Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #185: Rehabilitation and Environmental monitoring, with Lei Cui

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr Lei Cui from Curtin University about his team's work on 3D printable hand orthosis for rehabilitation, a task-oriented 4-DOF robotic device for upper-limb rehabilitation and a 3-DOF platform providing multi-directional perturbations for research into balance rehabilitation. Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #171: Robotics in theatre, film and television, with Grant Imahara and Richard McKenna

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Mythbusters' Grant Imahara, and Richard McKenna from The Creature Technology Company about robotics in the Film, Television and Theatre industries. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #168: Nylon fishing line actuator, with Geoff Spinks

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Professor Geoffrey Spink from Wollogong University about his team's work on artificial muscles. Professor Spink's Australian led team are able to produce artificial muscles from nylon fishing...Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #165: AirDog, with Edgars Rozentals

Link to audio file (29:54)In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Edgars Rozentals, the CEO and Founder of Helico Aerospace Industries. They talk about Helico’s upcoming product ‘AirDog’, which is an autonomous quadrocopter designed t... Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #163: Birdly, with Max Rheiner

Link to audio file (25:08)In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Max Rheiner from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK) about his  project Birdly. Birdly explores the experience of a bird in flight with several methods. Unlike a common flight simula... Continue reading ?

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