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Friday, February 20, 2009

Robot Podcast from EPFL

A team of robot evangelists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland publish since May 2008 a podcast to provide free, high quality, educational information for the robotics community and the general public.

So far the team has talked about with experts about Robot Toys, Robot Musicians, Bio-inspired Locomotion, Androids, Human Presence and the Uncanny Valley Jumping and Crawling Millirobots, Warehouse Robots, Swarming Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, An Uncertain Revolution, Bacteria-Propelled Microrobots, DelFly and Europe's Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Robot Blogosphere, Modular and Reconfigurable Robots, Robot Soccer, A Robot Fly at Harvard and at the MoMA Cornell Racing Team and Velodyne's LIDAR Sensor

In their feb 2009 episod the team talks about ethical issues in robotics with two world-renowned experts in ethics. Noel Sharkey, professor of Public Engagement, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield in the UK and with Ronald Arkin, the director of the Mobile Robot Lab and Associate Dean of Research at Georgia Tech in the US.

Creative, inspiring, nice done! The Robots podcast is available via Apple iTunes and all other major podcast servers.

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