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William Morrison bags 3rd IM norm!

FM William Morrison Photo by Daaim Shabazz FM William Morrison has been on the chess scene for decades and is a veritable legend in both New York’s Black Bear tradition and in the Baltimore/DC area. He has been as active as his family life will allow and is about as proud and personable of a […]

Robots Podcast #211: ICRA Exhibition (Part 2 of 2), with Greg Burmon, Dave Rollinson, Tony Prescott and Xavier Carpentier

This is the second of two episodes where Audrow Nash interviews several companies at the International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Interviews include iniLabs on a high frequency camera, HEBI robotics on a modular system...Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #207: Evolutionary approaches for flying robots, with Guido De Croon

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews Guido De Croon about Evolutionary Robotics and its use to design behaviors for flying robots. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #208: Ladybird, with James Underwood

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews James Underwood, a senior research fellow in the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney. Underwood discusses his work on an autonomous vegetable harvesting robot, Ladybird. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #204: Satellite Assembly in Space, with John Lymer

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with John Lymer, Chief Architect of Robotics and Automation at SSL. They highlight key programs in space robotics from the 1980s through to SSL’s current program to robotically assemble satellites in space. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #202: Automation and Employment, with Michael Osborne

In this episode Andrew Vaziri speaks with Mike Osborne, Associate Professor in Machine Learning at the University of Oxford. They discuss how advancements in artificial intelligence may change the workforce, the economy and society. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #209: INNOROBO 2015 Showcase, with RB 3D, BALYO, Kawada Robotics, Partnering Robotics, and IRT Jules Verne

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews several companies at INNOROBO 2015, a conference to showcase innovation in robotics. Interviews include RB 3D on exoskeletons, BALYO on warehouse automation, Kawada Robotics on humanoids, Partnering Robotics on robots for indoor air quality control, and IRT Jules Verne on a large, cable driven robot for manufacturing. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #203: Agilic and PiBot, with Harry Gee

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews Harry Gee, founder of the robotics startup, Agilic. Harry talks about his company, the Rasberry Pi robots that he designed, and the basics of creating a robotics startup. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #201: The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge, with Curtis Carson

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with Curtis Carson, Head of Research and Technology in Industrial Strategy and Systems at Airbus. They speak about the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge to be held at ICRA 2016, and discuss the need for a new generation of industrial robots for aircraft manufacturing. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #200: 200th Episode Special, with Rodney Brooks

In this episode, we celebrate our 200th episode! That's over 6000 minutes of robot goodness and nearly 8 years releasing interviews with your favorite roboticists. The podcast is all volunteer run, a special thanks to everyone on the...Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #205: Hadrian Bricklaying Robot, with Mark Pivac

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Mark Pivoc from FastBrick about Hadrian the bricklaying robot. Fastbrick is an Australian robotics firm aiming to disrupt the local bricklaying market with a machine it says will be able to build a four-bedroom house in two days, without any human interaction. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #199: Microrobots for harvesting crystals, with Simone Schürle

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Simone Schürle, advisor and co-founder of MagnebotiX, about using small robots to harvest crystals. These crystals can be used to infer atomic structure. An example application is in drug development to see if protein binding has occurred. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #196: Marine robotics systems, with Stefan Williams

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Stefan Williams of the University of Sydney’s Marine Systems Group about their expedition to map the famous Antikythera Shipwreck, one of the richest ancient wrecks ever discovered. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #193: The Open Academic Robot Kit, with Raymond Sheh

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Raymond Sheh from Curtin University about the Open Academic Robot Kit, the RoboCup Rescue Robot League, and cybersecurity. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #198: Construction drilling, with Konrad Fagertun

In this episode Audrow Nash interviews Konrad Fagertun, Chief Operating Officer of nLink in Norway. They speak about a mobile robotic platform for the construction industry. The problem that they've chosen to solve is drilling holes in the ceiling. Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #210: ICRA 2016 Exhibition (Part 1 of 2), with Scania, PAL Robotics, Husqvarna and AnyBody Technology

This is the first of two episodes where Audrow Nash interviews several companies at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work. Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #194: Embodied quadrotors, with Davide Scaramuzza

In this interview, Audrow Nash speaks with Dr. Davide Scaramuzza, Assistant Professor of Robotics at the University of Zurich and leader of the Robotics and Perception Group, about autonomous unmanned vehicles (UAV) that navigate using only on-board systems—no GPS or motion capture systems. Continue reading ?

Robots Podcast #192: Micro and nano robotics, with Brad Nelson

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Brad Nelson, Professor at ETH Zurich, about his research regarding micro and nano robotics. They discuss many of Nelson’s projects: retinal and heart surgery, crystal harvesting, and robots with simulated flagella for mobility. Show More Summary

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