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May 25th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Embodied Cognition
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In this episode we talk to Yasuo Kuniyoshi about embodied cognition. By confronting his human size humanoids to their environment he proves that lifting heavy objects or performing some acrobatic moves become a piece of cake. When augmented with a pinch of chaos theory and a baby size humanoid, Yasou Kuniyoshi attempts to show us that embodied cognition might explain a lot about the way babies move and develop.

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May 11th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Evolutionary Robotics
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In this episode we talk to Dario Floreano about evolutionary robotics. From evolution to learning and from single robots to swarm systems, Prof. Floreano presents how evolutionary robotics can be used to understand biological systems and design efficient control for robots.

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April 27th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Behavior Based Robotics
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In this episode we interview Rodney Brooks on behavior based robotics. He talks about how mosquitoes in Thailand caused a fundamental shift in artificial intelligence, how to build robots that sell, and how 50 years from now you’ll be fighting with your robot for spare parts.

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March 30th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Cognitive Robotics
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In this episode we interview Jun Tani on robot cognition and robot consciousness. He talks about robot, animal and human brains, meta-level cognition, and on his interest in building schizophrenic robots.

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February 2nd, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: New AI
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In this episode of “Talking Robots” we interview Rolf Pfeifer, about the last 50 years in artificial intelligence, the “new AI”, the central role of embodiment for intelligence, and his new popular science book.

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