Last weekend’s Engaget Expand Event at Fort Mason in San Francisco had one panel of particular interest to robotics-interested people. It was misnamed Robopocalypse: Now. In spite of that, the participants’ presentations were great and you are sure to find the watching of all three videos of value.
Chris Anderson, CEO of DIY Drones, has sold and supports 40,000 aerial drones. He described how we are all able to get military-grade technology at toy prices in this 16 minute video.
Marc Raibert, President of Boston Dynamics (of Big Dog fame) describes how DARPA and his firm have developed some amazing locomotion breakthroughs in this 12 minute video
Steven Cousins, CEO of Willow Garage, talks about having spent six years changing the robotics industry, and how they have now shifted gears to making profitable robots in this 14 minute video.