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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

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

3 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 […]

Robots: Embodied Quadrotors

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.

Tippets: Frank Moore Interview, Tenkara Casts, Tips for Better Streamers

4 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In her most recent podcast, April Vokey sits down with WWII veteran and steelhead legend Frank Moore. Listen to the episode here. Casting in the wind is always a difficult task, and it’s even more trying with traditional tenkara lines. In a … more ?

Robots: The Open Academic Robot Kit

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.

Robots: Micro and Nano Robotics

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

Robots: TechBridgeWorld

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews M. Bernardine Dias, Associate Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, about TechBridgeWorld. TechBridgeWorld in an organization, founded by Dias, that develops technology to help serve developing communities.

The Monoboard

Gaper. Touron. Weekend warrior.  As mountain people, we can be a cold, hard lot adhering to an "Us and Them" mentality, but at the root, what makes a dirtbag a dirtbag? Is it a look? The clothes we wear or the skis we ride? Or is there...Show More Summary

Interview with WIM Jennifer Shahade

5 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

The Chess Drum caught up with WIM Jennifer Shahade during the 2015 Sinquefield Cup in a very short interview. While she has played in a number of U.S. Championships, she primarily is known as a chess promoter and commentator. She is a fixture on commentary teams for tournaments held at the St. Louis Chess Club. […]

The Beautiful and Colorful Mourning Dove

5 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is among the most abundant and widespread terrestrial birds endemic to North and Middle America. Their habitats...

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