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In today's show we take you around the Exhibit Hall of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) that took place in San Francisco last week. IROS is one of the main conferences in robotics, attracting thousands of roboticists from around the world. This year's edition celebrating 50 years of robotics received a record number of submissions. The conference, that spans over 6 days, featured workshops, tutorials, interactive presentations, live robot demonstrations and keynote talks from world-leading roboticists on design, bio-robotics, and Google's autonomous cars.
By bringing you around the permanent exhibit hall, we hope to give you a feel for what it was like to be there. We'll be stopping at nearly every booth, talking to leaders in the field, asking about the robots we see, listening to robots present themselves, and even doing some demos along the way.
Companies we had a chance to chat with include:
- Intuitive Surgical
- National Instruments
- Shadow Robot
- Butterfly Haptics
- Bosch Research
- Willow Garage