In this wide ranging interview, Gary Guthart, CEO of surgical robotics provider Intuitive, discusses how Intuitive coped with the Covid pandemic, what must be done to maintain market dominance, and what keeps him up at night.
No Code Programming Unleashes the Transformational Power of Robotics – An Interview With READY Robotics’ Juan Aparicio
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute’s Suzy Teele recently interviewed READY Robotics’ Juan Aparicio about overcoming the barriers to entry in the industrial automation and robotics sectors.
Flight Control and Communication for Autonomous Drone Navigation – An Interview with ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet
In this wide-ranging interview, ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet describes the development of the company’s VOXL Flight solution, a development platform for GPS-denied autonomous drone localization and navigation, along with computer vision for AI-powered object recognition, depth sensing and obstacle avoidance.
Developing Ruggedized, Autonomous Vehicles for Outdoor Operations – An Interview With Geoff Howe, SVP of Howe & Howe
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews is Geoff Howe, Senior Vice President of Howe & Howe, a subsidiary of Textron Systems, to learn about the company’s history developing ruggedized, outdoor vehicles, including unmanned systems, for military and civilian applications.
Demand Drivers (and Solutions) for Robotic Industrial Floor Cleaning – An Interview with Avidbots CEO Faizan Sheikh
The demand drivers for autonomous floor cleaning robots are numerous and clear. In this interview, Avidbots CEO Faizan Sheikh describes how market-driven innovation resulted in Avidbots’s Neo robotics floor cleaning solution and how Neo delivers real value.
Robotics Entrepreneurship and Lessons
Learned Earned – An Interview with Celltrio CEO Charlie Duncheon
Celltrio CEO and robotics industry veteran Charlie Duncheon has advice for young robotics entrepreneurs, and they should take heed. He has decades of robotics start-up experience (and the scars to prove it).
Automating Robot-Assisted Surgical Subtasks – An Interview With UC Berkley’s Ken Goldberg
Researchers, including Ken Goldberg’s team at UC Berkley, are hard at work developing robotic systems that assist surgeons by automating routine, often tedious subtasks common to all surgical procedures.
Digitization, Engineering Workflow & Strategic Business Value – An Interview With PTC’s John McEleney
Dan Kara, VP, Robotics at WTWH Media interviews John McEleney, Corporate Vice President of Strategy at PTC to discuss how enhancing and improving engineering workflow provides strategic business value.
Using Collaborative Robots for Wire Harness Assembly: Wire Cobots’ Ilaria Palomba Discusses ESMERA Challenge
ESMERA’s Anna Donato interviews University of Bozen’s Ilaria Palomba about Wire Robotic’s solution to improve the efficiency and safety of wire harness assembly using collaborative robots.
Yaskawa Motoman ‘s Roger Christian Details the Strategic Benefits of an ARM Institute Membership
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute’s Suzy Teele recently interviewed Yaskawa Motoman ‘s Roger Christian about the strategic advantages of partnering with ARM, and how the relationship benefits Yaskawa and advances the role of robotics in manufacturing.
MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Hugh Herr, head of the Biomechatronics Research Group and Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT, about the challenges and joys of developing and commercializing robotic prostheses.
Dusty Robotics CEO Tessa Lau Discusses Robotics Start-Ups and Autonomous Robots for Construction
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Tessa Lau, CEO at Dusty Robotics about Dusty’s autonomous mobile robots that print layout plans onto the floors of job sites using information from building information models (BIM) as a guide.
AMR Differentiators Key for Waypoint Robotics / AHS Systems Integration Pact
AMR developer Waypoint Robotics and fulfillment and distribution services provider Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) recently announced new systems integrator partnership. Tim McCabe, Director of Business Development for Waypoint Robotics, and Dave Tavel, EVP for AHS, discuss what led to the alliance and the capabilities AMRs provide for fulfillment and distribution operations.
Diet and Weight Loss: Using Social Robots to Support Human Health and Well-being
Monash University’s Dr. Nicole Robinson explains how social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.
AMP Robotics’ CEO Matanya Horowitz Talks Recycling and Robotics
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews the CEO of AMP Robotics, a company that automates the identiﬁcation, sorting and processing recycled waste material.
Developing Robots for Agriculture: Vision Robotics’ Harvey Koselka Interviewed
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky sits down with Vision Robotics COO to discuss the company’s road to developing robotic pruners, weeders and lettuce thinners.
The Essential Interview: James Kuffner on Motion Planning, Cloud Robotics
The CEO of Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development discusses his career around robotics and motion planning algorithms.
The Essential Interview: Brian Carlisle on Early Cobots, Precision Assembly
Precise Automation CEO discusses innovations in small parts assembly, challenges for roboticists.
The Essential Interview: Hod Lipson on Robot Creativity
Merging the world of creativity and imagination with robotics and AI.
The Essential Interview: Howard Chizeck, Olis Robotics
How teleoperation is taking tasks based on distance, danger, and scale.
The Essential Interview: Maja Mataric, USC and Embodied
One of the pioneers in socially assistive robots discusses how all parts of a robot are important for human interaction.
The Essential Interview: Dr. Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
Working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media, Dr. Ken Goldberg shares his thoughts on making robots less clumsy when grabbing objects.
The Essential Interview: Dr. Aaron Edsinger, Hello Robot Inc.
A proven entrepreneur and innovative robot designer, Aaron Edsinger shares the journey of working in the human-collaborative robots field.
The Essential Interview: Rescue Robots Developer Robin Murphy
Rescue robots can help save lives in the aftermath of disaster, but agencies should know more about their costs and capabilities, says Robin Murphy, founder of Roboticists Without Borders.
The Essential Interview: Vecna Robotics’ Daniel Theobald Talks About Doing Well by Doing Good
Robotics startups can become successful without losing sight of social value, says Vecna Robotics’ Daniel Theobald. He describes his experiences and outlook.