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.
252 #252: Embedded Platform for SLAM, with Zhe Zhang Jan. 20, 2018
Zhe discusses the development of hardware platforms for incorporating SLAM for mobile robots.
251 #251: Open Source Prosthetic Leg, with Elliott Rouse Jan. 6, 2018
Elliott Rouse on the design and software interface of an open source prosthetic leg.
250 #250: Learning Prosthesis Control Parameters, with Helen Huang Dec. 24, 2017
Helen Huang on improving a users experience with a prosthetic through online learning of control parameters
249 #249: ICRA 2017 Company Showcase, with Howard Michel, Li Bingbing, Xianbao Chen and Lester Teh Chee Onn Dec. 10, 2017
Robots for education, painting tall buildings, machining large parts, and environmental monitoring.
248 #248: Semi-active Prostheses, with Peter Adamczyk Nov. 24, 2017
Peter Adamczyk on shiftable shapes, controllable keels, and alignable ankles.
247 #247: ANYmal: A Ruggedized Quadrupedal Robot, with Marco Hutter Nov. 11, 2017
Marco Hutter on design and control of a quadrupedal robot.
246 #246: Smart Swarms, with Vijay Kumar Oct. 28, 2017
Vijay Kumar on designing smart swarms of micro air vehicles.
245 #245: High-Performance Autonomous Vehicles, with Chris Gerdes Oct. 14, 2017
Chris Gerdes on an autonomous race car and an autonomous drifting Delorean.
244 #244: Robot Pediatric Coach, with Ayanna Howard Sept. 30, 2017
Ayanna Howard on how robots can be used to “gamify” pediatric therapy.
243 #243: Disney Robotics, with Katsu Yamane Sept. 17, 2017
Katsu Yamane on robot design at Disney, a robot simulator used by Disney's animators, and becoming an “Imagineer.”
242 #242: CUJO – Smart Firewall for Cybersecurity, with Leon Kuperman Sept. 4, 2017
Leon Kuperman on cybersecurity threats and how to guard against them.
241 #241: Tensegrity Control, with Kostas Bekris Aug. 18, 2017
Kostas Bekris introduces tensegrity robots, and research into smart control algorithms for them.
A wrist-veins biometric reader that functions as a security solution for smart devices.
239 #239: Robot Academy, with Peter Corke July 22, 2017
Peter Corke on free, online courses in robotics and computer vision.