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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 ?

Robots Podcast #164: M-Blocks, with John Romanishin

Link to audio file (22:10)In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews John Romanishin from MIT, about his modular robotics project ‘M-Blocks’. M-Blocks are small cubes (5 cm on a side) that have no external actuators that can move and even jum... Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #162: Stiquito, with James Conrad

Link to audio file (24:11)In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews James Conrad, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about the history of the autonomous walking robot, Stiquito. Stiquito is a small, inexpensive hexapod (i.e., si... Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #161: Ekso Bionics, with Russ Angold

Link to audio file (22:10)In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Russ Angold, co-founder and CTO of Ekso Bionics, about the wearable bionic suit, Ekso. This suit enables individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness to stand up and walk over... Continue reading ?

WWDC 2016 could be the start of something better

Apple's WWDC 2016 was one of the most exciting in recent memory. Packed full of non-stop updates to all four major platforms, Jonathan and Zach give first thoughts on some of the new software out of Cupertino, what Android does thatShow More Summary

Movie News: Fast 8, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tonya Harding, Wicked, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Stargate, Shrek 5

There is a lot to cover on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News—everything from sequels, to reboots, to biographies of disgraced figure skaters. The show begins with Script Doctor where the hosts shared their thoughts on Helen...Show More Summary

The Point Radio: Taking ANGRY BIRDS From App To Big Screen

These days the one genre that rules the box office consistently are animated family films (even more than super hero flicks). John Cohen came from projects like ICE AGE and DESPICABLE ME to convert the smash phone game, ANGRY BIRDS, into an even bigger movie hit. He talks about that journey plus his love for […]

Osteomyelitis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Paul Huddleston explains osteomyelitis or bone infections and why they're happening more frequently. To listen, click the link below. 2016June22

Mukuka Talks Food Security at #ASTAannual

For most of us, a lack of food security isn’t so much a problem as it is a distant possibility. For many on the African continent, however, food security is still an awaited hope. John Mukuka attended the American Seed Trade Association event from Africa to share the important message of what is being done to replace hope with reality. Mukuka works... Read More

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