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
292 #292: Robot Operating System (ROS) & Gazebo, with Brian Gerkey Aug. 6, 2019
Brian Gerkey on a set of software libraries and tools for building robot application and on a 3D robotics simulator
291 #291: Medieval Automata and Cathartic Objects: Modern Robots Inspired by History, with Michal Luria July 22, 2019
Michal Luria discusses her research into medieval robots and cathartic objects for emotional release.
290 #290: AI Powered Robotic Picking at Promat 2019, with Vince Martinelli, Jim Liefer, Pete Blair, Sean Davis and Erik Nieves July 9, 2019
Several companies speak on their technology for autonomously picking and placing objects.
289 #289: On Design in Human-Robot Interaction, with Bilge Mutlu June 24, 2019
Bilge Mutlu on the design space, the evaluation space, and how features are used within a context for human-robot interaction.
Dr. Milind Tambe on the use of security games to combat the poaching of wildlife.
287 #287: Robonomics Platform: Integrating Robots into the Economy, with Aleksandr Kapitonov May 28, 2019
Aleksandr Kapitonov on integrating robots and cyber-physical systems into the economy via Ethereum blockchain.
Bernt Børnich on Eve, including it's motors, direct force control, and how they plan to work with researchers.
285 #285: On Storytelling Robots for Children, with Hae Won Park May 1, 2019
Dr. Hae Won Park on educational robots for children, and how they can be personalized for long-term use.
284 #284: ERICA: A Robot Made to Look Human, with Dylan Glas April 15, 2019
Dylan Glas on ERICA's design, the uncanny valley, and on research studies that ERICA's been involved in.
283 #283: Misty II: A Robotics Platform for Developers, with Ian Bernstein April 7, 2019
Ian Bernstein on the design and features of a small mobile robot designed for developers.
282 #282: A Social Robot Companion for Older Adults, with Dor Skuler March 18, 2019
Dor Skuler on how the robot infers context and changes its behavior accordingly, and how its behavior is adapted over time.
281 #281: On Demand Drone Deliveries, with Yariv Bash March 5, 2019
Yariv Bash discusses Flytrex's implementation of a drone delivery system used for on demand local deliveries.
280 #280: Semantics in Robotics, with Amy Loutfi Feb. 18, 2019
Amy Loutfi on how semantics representations can be used to help robots reason about the world.
279 #279: Safe Robot Learning on Hardware, with Jaime Fernández Fisac Feb. 4, 2019
Jaime Fernández Fisac on learning how to control robots while keeping them from hurting themselves or others.