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Robots: Ladybird

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Robots: Fotokite Phi

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Sergei Lupashin about Perspective Robotics upcoming flying camera, the Fotokite Phi.

Robots: Robots and Communication

Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr. Eleanor Sandry about her new book "Robots and Communication."

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