5 posts with the hardware tag
14. DARPA Subterranean Challenge, with Tim Chung
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Tim Chung, Program Manager in the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), on the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. The SubT Challenge is a robotics challenge that aims to develop innovative technologies that would augment operations underground. In this conversation, they talk about the motivation of the SubT Challenge, its systems (hardware) and virtual (simulation) challenges, how the resulting technology has been shared with the world, on benchmarking the robotics behaviors in simulation, on the challenge of scoping the SubT Challenge, and on building the final environment for the...
19. Turning Robotics Education on its Head, with Dan O'Mara
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Dan O'Mara, who is the founder and COO of Circuit Launch and Mechlabs. Circuit Launch is a space for hardware entrepreneurs to work in Oakland, California, and Mechlabs is a project-based course to learn robotics. This interview is mostly about Mechlabs, but talks about the origins of Circuit Launch, including how it is not a maker or coworking space and its business model. For Mechlabs, we talk about several of its aspects that make it different than a university education in robotics, including how there are mentors not instructors, how projects are scoped,...
20. Construction Robots and Working with Unions, with Maria Telleria
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Maria Telleria, who is a co-founder and the CTO of Canvas. Canvas makes a drywall finishing robot and is based in the Bay Area. In this interview, Maria talks about Canvas's drywall finishing robot, how Canvas works with unions, Canvas's business model, and about her career path.
31. Production-ready Robotics: How to Move Fast and Not Destroy Your Robot, with Andreas Bihlmaier
In this episode of the Sense Think Act Podcast, we are joined by Andreas Bihlmaier, Head of Robotics Software Architecture at Intrinsic, for an in-depth discussion on the future of robotics. We explore a range of topics, including the development of adaptive robotics software, the potential of cloud robotics, the concept of robot app stores, and the challenges of testing robots in real-world production environments. Throughout the conversation, Andreas shares his expert insights and sheds light on the innovative technologies that are shaping the next generation of robotics. Tune in to gain valuable knowledge from one of the industry's foremost...
32. How is Nvidia Betting Big on Reinforcement Learning for Robot Control? with Amit Goel
In this episode of the Sense Think Act Podcast, we're joined by Amit Goel, Head of Embedded Edge AI Product Management and Robotics Ecosystem at Nvidia. Amit shares his insights on the challenges and promise of robotics, Nvidia's approach to business, and the future of robotics and Nvidia. Tune in to learn about the value of business school, reinforcement learning, and where early adopters should start.