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.
278 #278: IROS 2018 Exhibition (Part 3 of 3), with Ryan Gariepy, Lars Grimstad and Péter Fankhauser Jan. 20, 2019
Mobile research platforms, modular agricultural robot, and a quadrupedal robot for inspection
277 #277: Presented work at IROS 2018 (Part 3 of 3), with Pauline Pounds, Philippe Morere and Yujung Liu Jan. 9, 2019
Making a robot to high-five children, reinforcement learning, and robotic paintings.
276 #276: IROS 2018 Exhibition (Part 2 of 3), with Kristoffer Richardsson, Michael Zillich and Paulo Alvito Dec. 27, 2018
Open source unmanned aerial vehicles, a robot to help pickup toys, and robots to inspect sewers.
275 #275: Presented work at IROS 2018 (Part 2 of 3), with Robert Lösch, Ali Marjovi and Sophia Sakr Dec. 10, 2018
Navigating mines, giving robots a sense of smell, and haptic tweezers.
A robotic walker for older adults and a prototype of an affordable general home robot.
273 #273: Presented work at IROS 2018 (Part 1 of 3), with Alexandros Kogkas, Katie Driggs-Campbell and Martin Karlsson Nov. 12, 2018
A gaze tracking framework, making inferences from human behavior in autonomous cars, and mirroring forces without force sensors at IROS 2018.
272 #272: Putting Robots in the Home, with Caitlyn Clabaugh Oct. 28, 2018
Caitlyn Clabaugh on the difficulties and opportunities of deploying robots in peoples' homes.
271 #271: A Whimsical Robotic Artist, with Patrick Tresset Oct. 16, 2018
Patrick Tresset on creating art and an experience with robots.
Robert Williamson derives a mathematical formulation of ethics and talks about the cost of fairness.
269 #269: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis in Salesforce Analytics, with Amruta Moktali Sept. 17, 2018
Amruta Moktali on Salesforce Analytics' data-pipeline, including how to avoid bias and select as actions.
Magnus Egerstedt on a way for anyone interested in swarm robotics to test their ideas on hardware.
Chris McCool on computer vision for plant classification, and Chris Lehnert on a clever way to harvest sweet peppers.
Peer Fischer on micro and nano robots, including how they are made, powered, and how they move.
265 #265: DJI’s RoboMaster FPS Competition, with Shuo Yang July 21, 2018
Shuo Yang on a robotics first-person shooter competition designed to get people excited about robotics.
264 #264: Bio-inspired Soft Robots for Healthcare, with Yong-Lae Park July 7, 2018
Yong-Lae Park on the bio-inspired design and manufacture of soft robots and microrobots for healthcare.
263 #263: ICRA 2018 Exhibition, with Juxi Leitner, Nicholas Panitz, Ben Wilson and James Brett June 23, 2018
Juxi Leitner on the robot that won the 2017 Amazon picking challenge, and CSIRO on hexapod robots. Leitner speaks about the Amazon Picking challenge, a challenge to advance the state of robotic grasping, and their robot which won the challenge in 2017. Their robot is similar to a cartesian 3D …
Jonathan Hurst on the design and applications of a bipedal robot.
261 #261: Cozmo, by Anki, with Andrew Neil Stein May 29, 2018
Andrew Stein talks about the design, behavior, and technology of the lifelike robot toy, Cozmo.