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Robots: Evolutionary Approaches for Flying Robots

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

A few lovely poems from J. Drew Lanham's wonderful Sparrow Envy

To purchase Sparrow Envy, email J. Drew Lanham. I love poetry, I love birds, and I love the magical spaces where birds and poetry intersect. One of my treasured friends, J. Drew Lanham, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology...Show More Summary

Robots: Mecha Monsters

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Silas Adekunle, Co-founder and CEO of Reach Robotics. They speak about Reach Robotics first product, Mecha Monsters: legged, gaming robots that are controlled by a smartphone. Through Mecha Monsters, Reach Robotics is attempting to connect the physical and digital components of the gaming world. Show More Summary

Robots: Hadrian Bricklaying Robot

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.

Robots: Satellite Assembly in Space

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.

Robots: Agilic and PiBot

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.

Would I Be Happier in an Arranged Marriage?

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Is Bernie’s Agenda More Than Imaginary?

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Robots: Automation and Employment

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.

Robots: The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge

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.

My little girl

What do you say about the most wonderful daughter in the known universe? The pre-schooler who helped me care for a cat-injured baby Pine Siskin. It stayed indoors for a couple of months, then went out with Katie every morning, sat on...Show More Summary

Robots: 200th Episode Special

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

The Sufferthon

Alastair Humphreys has biked around the world, crossed glacial highlands and desert lands. But in 2011, he stayed in Britain, focusing on trips close to home. The idea of backyard adventure wasn't new, but he put it in terms everyone could understand. Show More Summary

Robots: Microrobots for Harvesting Crystals

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.

African Chess made strides in 2015

4 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Apart from the contentious election in 2014 featuring Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Garry Kasparov, the future of the African continent was in serious question. Little had been done in past decades to provide the continent with firm footing to develop consistent programs. Ethiopian delegate Ghidey Debessu raises a question at 2014 African Congress. The heated election […]

Robots: Construction Drilling

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: Multi-Agent Systems and Human-Swarm Interaction

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri interviews Magnus Egerstedt, Professor at Georiga Tech, about privacy and security concerns in multi agent systems, as well as research into interfaces designed to enable a single operator to control large swarms of robots.

Robots: Marine Robotics Systems

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.

Robots: ICRA 2015 Company Showcase

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.

Reflections of 2015 Millionaire Chess Open

6 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Nearly three weeks after the Millionaire Chess Open ended, there has been suspense when and where the third edition will be. Amy Lee revealed in her recent reflections piece and the challenges faced by the MC franchise. In addition, she sent out a survey looking at the feasibility of a third addition. One of the […]

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