On the podcast, we talk about the potential impact of the implosion of Silicon Valley Bank. Also this week: an interview with Rylan Hamilton, CEO and co-founder of 6 River Systems.
ASTM’s Aaron Prather on standards and evaluating new robots
In this week’s episode of The Robot Report Podcast, guest Aaron Prather gives us an update on important robotics standards work at ASTM.
Best robots of CES 2023; Boston Dynamics Atlas video review
We interview executives from some of our favorite robots at CES 2023, including an update from the IAC 2023 competition.
Editor’s Picks: best robots of CES 2023
Robots were everywhere at CES 2023. Mike Oitzman highlights some of his favorite robots he saw in Las Vegas.
Robots at CES 2023
Check out what’s new in robotics at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
10 most memorable robotics stories of 2022
Some of these moments made us laugh, some made us cringe and many left us astonished by the capabilities of various robots.
5 robotics predictions for 2023
As we head into 2023, businesses will rely ever more on technology and innovation to break new ground with turnkey solutions at the heart.
Developing policies for cops using robots with lethal force
Paul Scharre, who helped the Office of the Secretary of Defense develop policies around autonomous systems and emerging weapons technologies, joins the show to discuss San Francisco’s police department potentially using robots with lethal force.
A conversation with the founders of RobOpsCon; a robo dog fight breaks out over patents
This week, we talk to the founders of Robotics Operations Group (ROG) about the organization’s growth and the delivery of “RobOpsCon” earlier this week.
No, autonomous vehicles aren’t dead
Autonomous vehicles have major challenges. But declaring the technology dead after Argo AI’s shutdown is foolish.
Inside Samantha Johnson’s quest to build robots for deafblind people
Tatum Robotics won the RoboBusiness Pitchfire robotics startup competition. It’s building an anthropomorphic hand that signs tactile sign languages for people with deafblindness who can’t hear or see.
LEGO discontinues Mindstorms product line
LEGO Mindstorms, the STEM robotics kit that inspired millions of kids, is being retired from production and replaced by the LEGO Spike solution.
Will Tesla’s Optimus robot be transformative?
Brad Porter, founder of Collaborative Robotics and former head of Amazon’s robotics division, weighs in on Tesla’s humanoid robot Optimus.
Linux embracing Rust will boost robotics community
Linux’s BDFL Linus Torvalds mentioned that the Rust programming language would be used in the upcoming Linux 6.1 kernel.
Inside DHL’s robotics ecosystem
Sally Miller, DHL Supply Chain’s chief information officer for North America, spoke to The Robot Report about the types of robots the company uses.
Airports test self-driving passenger pods; Chili’s pauses robotics pilot
Jessica Yip of A&K Robotics joins the podcast. She describes A&K’s autonomous, electric pods being tested at airports to convey mobility-impaired people.
Joe Speed update on Indy Autonomous Challenge; Skyline Robotics automates skyscraper window cleaning
This week, IAC advisor Joe Speed talks autonomous racing, plus Mike interviews the Skyline Robotics’ founders.
The state of robotics investment
Cowen’s Peter Finn on the state of investment into the robotics industry and the impact of inflation, higher interest rates, and other issues.
Amazon to acquire iRobot; Robotics at DHL with Sally Miller
We discuss the Amazon / iRobot acquisition news and learn how DHL deploys robots in its North American warehouses.
Jenga robot creator reviews flaws of chess-playing robot
Nima Fazeli is an assistant professor of robotics at the University of Michigan and director of its Manipulation and Machine Intelligence Lab. He also created a famous Jenga-playing robot while at MIT.
Why I’m saying no to ‘necrobotics’
Florian Pestoni says “necrobotics” is where ethics and technology must meet. Just because it can be done, it doesn’t mean we should.
Accelerating your robot’s path from prototype to production
A new revenue stream is a win, but if you’re not prepared, the result is rushed production, increased risk of costly quality issues, product failure in the field, and losing your customer’s confidence in your ability to deliver future orders.