Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category

September 14th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Probabilistic Robotics and the DARPA challenges
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In this episode we interview Sebastian Thrun who is the director of the Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) in California. He tells us how he won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge along with the Stanford Racing Team and Stanley the robot car using his secret ingredient, probabilistic robotics. He prepares us for a future where autonomous cars zigzag through traffic, bringing children, the elderly and workers to their destination in a safe and efficient manner.

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June 22nd, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Insect-like Locomotion
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In this episode we talk to Roger Quinn, who is the director of the Biologically Inspired Robotics Lab at Case Western Reserve University. From the most complex to the simplest robots, whether they evolve on ground or in the air, his robots all have something to take from and something to give to the understanding of insect locomotion. Don’t know what a Wheg is?

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March 16th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Salamander Robot
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In this episode we interview Auke Ijspeert on his amphibious salamander robot. He explains how central pattern generators are a powerful tool to link simple high-level commands to complex patterns of locomotion including gait changes, and how they are used in his robot.

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December 22nd, 2006

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Resilient Machines through continuous self modeling
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In this episode we interview Hod Lipson and Josh Bongard about a highly adaptive robot they built together with Victor Zykov that can continue working in spite of damage such as a lost leg, and on the future of this technology.

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