312 #312: Safe Motion Planning in Real-time, with Luca Colasanto June 19, 2020
Luca Colasanto discusses Realtime Robotic’s fast motion planning technology
311 #311: Robotics Manipulation with MoveIt, with Dave Coleman May 31, 2020
Dave Coleman on the open source robotics manipulation platform called MoveIt.
310 #310: RoboBee’s Untethered Flight, with Farrell Helbling May 20, 2020
Farrell Helbling on an insect-inspired robot that is the lightest vehicle to achieve untethered flight
309 #309: Learning to Grasp, with Jeannette Bohg May 11, 2020
Jeannette Bohg on perception for robotic manipulators and her research lab at Stanford.
308 #308: Seeing like a Rover, with Janet Vertessi April 28, 2020
Janet Vertessi on her experience living and working with NASA's Mars Rover team.
307 #307: Commercializing Robot Brains, with Kajal Gada April 13, 2020
Kajal Gada discusses her work at the company behind BrainOS, a technology stack for autonomous solutions.
306 #306: Microlocation, with David Mindell March 28, 2020
David Mindell discusses a system developed to measure location at centimeter accuracy
305 #305: Coordination, Cooperation, and Collaboration, with Vijay Kumar March 1, 2020
Vijay Kumar, director of GRASP Lab at UPenn, on multi-robot systems.
304 #304: Haptics and Virtual Interactions, with Heather Culbertson Feb. 17, 2020
Dr. Heather Culbertson discusses her research in haptics at the University of Southern California
303 #303: Fostering Creativity: RSS Pioneers and the YOLO Robot, with Patrícia Alves-Oliveira Feb. 2, 2020
Patrícia Alves-Oliveira on RSS Pioneers and how robots can support creativity in children
302 #302: Robots That Can See, Do, and Win, with Juxi Leitner Jan. 29, 2020
Juxi Leitner, co-founder of Lyro Robotics, on grasping and manipulation.
301 #301: Listening like a Human, Playing like a Machine, with Gil Weinberg Jan. 10, 2020
Gil Weinberg on his improvisational robots and prostheses.
300 #300: Past and Present Podcast Team Members, with Sabine Hauert, Peter Dürr and Andra Keay Dec. 22, 2019
We catch up with some of our former and current volunteers on their involvement in the podcast and on their careers.
299 #299: On the Novelty Effect in Human-Robot Interaction, with Catharina Vesterager Smedegaard Dec. 9, 2019
Catharina Vesterager Smedegaard with a new take on the novelty effect in human-robot interaction
298 #298: Cognitive Robotics Under Uncertainty, with Marlyse Reeves Nov. 26, 2019
Marlyse Reeves, PhD Student at MIT, discusses cognitive robotics, hybrid planning, and space analog missions.
Brad Hayes on how why collaboration may at times be preferable to full autonomy and automation and how human naration can be used to help robots learn from demonstration.
296 #296: Robust Robotics and the Quest for Intelligence, with Nicholas Roy Oct. 29, 2019
Nicholas Roy, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, talks about the Quest for Intelligence initiative and his research in robust robotics.
Rand Voorhies discusses inVia Robotics' mission to make warehouses smarter with mobile robots.
294 #294: Autonomous Bricklaying by FBR, with Mark Pivac Sept. 18, 2019
In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews Mark Pivac, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of FBR (formerly Fastbrick Robotics) about the world’s first end-to-end autonomous bricklaying robot, ‘Hadrian X’. Three years after his first interview, we catch up with Pivac to see how FBR has expanded its operation and chat about …
293 #293: A Robot to Help with Artificial Insemination, with Zhuoran Zhang Sept. 2, 2019
Zhuoran Zhang on robotic manipulators and computer vision techniques to assist artificial insemination