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Part Two of ‘Selkies’ on Robots podcast

October 16th, 2008 No comments

The second segment of my story Selkies aired Friday on the Robots podcast. This episode of Robots, ‘Warehouse Robots,’ features a talk with a Cornell University robotics professor, Raffaello D’Andrea, whose work includes soccer robots and warehouse fulfillment systems.

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Robot Seals, Underwater Swarms, & Doppler Velocity Logs (New Story!)

September 26th, 2008 No comments

The podcast Robots, produced by associates of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at L’Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, will be serializing my story Selkies over their next four episodes. Every two weeks, Robots interviews people doing interesting work in the field of robotics and presents news and views on the industry. This week’s episode focuses on AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and the technology behind them.

Robots: Swarming Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (blog post & mp3 link)

Many thanks to Sabine Hauert for bringing me on as a contributor, to Christine Pachinger for her lovely reading of the story, and to the rest of the Robots team for the great work they’re doing. Robots is aimed at a general audience. If you’re a hardcore robotics geek, it’s also worth checking out their previous podcast, Talking Robots, which was intended more for specialists (they randomly chose me for a man-on-the-street interview in their final episode).