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December 21st, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Social Cockroach Robots
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In this episode we talk to José Halloy who is researcher at the Unit of Social Ecology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He presents the work done in the scope of the LEURRE project on the self-organization of hybrid groups of animals and artificial artifacts. Recently presented in one of the most renowned journals “Science”, Halloy describes how insect-like robots can influence a group of cockroaches into collectively selecting a light shelter instead of the dark one they usually crave. A splash of perfume and a good behavioral model is what it takes to interact with what Maeterlinck called the “mind of the hive” or in this case, the collective intelligence of the cockroach society.

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August 3rd, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Self-reconfigurable Modular Robots
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In this episode we talk to Haruhisa Kurokawa, who is the head of the Distributed System Design Research Group, Intelligent Systems Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. He presents one the leading robots in the area of self-reconfigurable modular robotics, the M-TRAN III (Modular Transformer). Their robots can change shape to walk, slither or crawl and why not become the cup of coffee you so badly need?

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February 16th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Swarm Robotics
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In this episode of “Talking Robots” Marco Dorigo discusses his research in swarm robotics and swarm intelligence, and gives his views on the goals that should be targeted in these young disciplines as well as the challenges that researchers in these fields will face.

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September 15th, 2006

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
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In this first episode we interview Dario Floreano, the initiator and editor in chief of Talking Robots, about his motivations for this podcast, and about the roots, the current trends and the future of robotics and artificial intelligence.

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