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.
260 #260: Hyundai’s Exoskeletons, with Sangin Park May 14, 2018
Sangin Park on exoskeletons to help factory workers, people with paraplegia, and soldiers.
259 #259: AI and the Law, with Nicolas Economou May 2, 2018
Nicolas Economou discusses AI in the legal system and key points from “Global Governance of AI Roundtable”
Michael Laskey on training robots to fold bedsheets (and other things) through imitation learning.
257 #257: Learning Robot Objectives from Physical Human Interaction, with Andrea Bajcsy and Dylan P. Losey March 31, 2018
Andrea Bajcsy and Dylan Losey on a method for teaching robots through physical interaction.
256 #256: Socially Assistive Robots, with Maja Matarić March 19, 2018
Maja Matarić on robots with the ability to help people through individual non- contact assistance in convalescence, rehabilitation, training, and education.
255 #255: Learning about Legged Locomotion from Birds, with Monica Daley March 4, 2018
Monica Daley on how birds run and what lessons we can apply to legged robots.
254 #254: Collaborative Systems for Drug Discovery, with Peter Harris Feb. 18, 2018
Peter Harris discusses the use of collaborative robots to facilitate drug discovery.
253 #253: eSIM in Wearable Technology, with Karl Weaver Feb. 5, 2018
Karl Weaver on wireless technology in China.