ROBOTS Podcast, the definitive podcast related to robots online, has reached a major milestone: its 50th episode! They’ve bundled a ton of interviews into one huge megacast for the occasion. From the press release:
ROBOTS (http://www.robotspodcast.com), the podcast for news and views on robotics, is celebrating its 50th episode. For the occasion, the podcast has interviewed world-renowned experts in robotics on the key developments of the last 50 years and on their predictions for the next half-century.
The interviewees for our 50th Special include:
- Rolf Pfeifer: Embodied AI and Robotics
- Mark Tilden: Robot Toys
- Hiroshi Ishiguro: Androids
- Oscar Schofield: Underwater Robots
- Steve Potter: Brain Machine Interfaces
- Chris Rogers: Education Robots
- Jean-Christophe Zufferey: Flying Robots
- Dan Kara: The Robot MarketKristinn R. Thórisson: AI
- Terry Fong: Space Robots
- Richard Jones: Nano Robots
ROBOTS’ 50th episode also coincides with the launch of its new website. Visitors can now easily access information and browse episodes by topic, guest, or tag. The website is also highly interactive, allowing visitors to relate with the large ROBOTS community through a new forum and comments section.
ROBOTS is a non-profit association run by researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. It is dedicated to providing free, high quality, educational information to the robotics community and the general public through interviews with high-profile researchers and industry experts. During the past two years, episodes have been released on a bi-weekly basis, covering topics from ethics and art to hardware and artificial intelligence. With 150’000 downloads, 90 interviews and listeners around the world, Robots is among the premiere podcasts for robotics and artificial intelligence.
Needless to say, anyone with an interest in robotics should check it out, and check back because they update bi-monthly on Fridays.
[source: ROBOTS podcast]