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Join us each week as we explore the exciting world of robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous machines. Each episode, Dr Claire Asher — science communicator and robot enthusiast — chats with robotics scientists from across the UK to find out how their cutting-edge research is influencing the future of every aspect of science, technology, and engineering, from the mundane to the extraordinary.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Join us each week as we explore the exciting world of robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous machines. Each episode, Dr Claire Asher — science communicator and robot enthusiast — chats with robotics scientists from across the UK to find out how their cutting-edge research is influencing the future of every aspect of science, technology, and engineering, from the mundane to the extraordinary.

    Edward Johns - robotic manipulators, learning, and artificial intelligence

    Edward Johns - robotic manipulators, learning, and artificial intelligence

    Claire chatted to Edward Johns from Imperial College London, all about robotic manipulators, learning, and artificial intelligence.
    Edward Johns is the Director of the Robot Learning Lab at Imperial College London, where he is also a Senior Lecturer. He completed a PhD in Computer Vision at Imperial College and was then a Research Fellow in the Dyson Robotics Lab at Imperial College. In 2017, he was awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. Since founding the Robot Learning Lab in 2018, he and his team have been developing efficient methods for robots to learn new skills for physically interacting with objects, with a particular emphasis on everyday tasks.
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    • 29 min
    Maria Jose Galvez Trigo - human-robot interaction, machine learning, and accessibility

    Maria Jose Galvez Trigo - human-robot interaction, machine learning, and accessibility

    Claire chatted to Maria Jose (Marisé) Galvez Trigo from Cardiff University all about human-robot interaction, machine learning, and accessibility.
    Maria Jose Galvez Trigo (Marisé) is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, and part of the Human-centred Computing (HCC) Research Section and its Subgroup in Computational and Human-centred Robotics. Marisé is interested in Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction and applications of Machine Learning in those areas, with accessibility and co-design as key aspects of her research. Within those areas, her research explores how the uptake of robotics systems can be improved.
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    • 28 min
    Rafael Lopez - mobile robots, logistics, and inspection

    Rafael Lopez - mobile robots, logistics, and inspection

    Claire chatted to Rafael Lopez from Robotnik Automation all about mobile robots, logistics, and inspection.
    Rafael Lopez has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He worked in research and development at Althea Productos Industriales before joining IBM as a System Engineer for wide area networks in Madrid and Barcelona. He co-founded Robotnik in 2002, where he was the Research and Development Manager, participating in and managing many EU projects. After the acquisition of Robotnik by United Robotics Group in 2023, he became Managing Director of the company. In 2017 he joined the board of Directors of the Spanish robotics technology platform Hisparob.
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    • 19 min
    Virginia Ruiz Garate - assistive robotics, mobility, and bio-inspired control

    Virginia Ruiz Garate - assistive robotics, mobility, and bio-inspired control

    Claire chatted to Virginia Ruiz Garate from Mondragon University all about assistive robotics, mobility, and bio-inspired control.
    Virginia Ruiz Garate obtained her PhD in 2016 in bio-inspired control for leg exoskeletons at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. Later, she worked on new bio-inspired grasping methods for robotic hands at the Italian Institute of Technology. She then became Associate Professor in assistive robots at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Currently, she is a Lecturer and Researcher in Robotics at Mondragon University. Her research interests include robotic grasping and manipulation, bio-inspired control, assistive robotics and human-robot interfaces.
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    • 27 min
    Josh Caputo - robotic prostheses, exoskeletons and prototyping

    Josh Caputo - robotic prostheses, exoskeletons and prototyping

    Claire chatted to Josh Caputo from Humotech all about robotic prostheses, exoskeletons and prototyping.
    Josh Caputo has a background as a multi-disciplinary engineer focused on robotics. He developed a passion for wearable technology working in the Experimental Biomechatronics Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. His early work focused on studying powered push-off in prosthetic foot and ankle devices. In 2015, Josh founded Humotech to support clinical trials, commercialization and research and development efforts in wearable robotics. Josh’s dream is to see the field expand dramatically in size and innovativeness so that anyone, anywhere can realize their mobility goals.
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    • 29 min
    Elizabeth Sklar - agricultural robotics, human-robot teams, and sustainability

    Elizabeth Sklar - agricultural robotics, human-robot teams, and sustainability

    Claire chatted to Elizabeth Sklar from the University of Lincoln all about agricultural robotics, human-robot teams, and sustainability.
    Elizabeth Sklar is a Professor of Agri-Robotics and Research Director at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT), at the University of Lincoln, UK. Her research investigates the implementation of intelligent methodologies in the context of multi-robot teams, human-machine teaming, behaviour mining and data-backed decision making, most recently applied within the agri-food pipeline. She is co-founder of the international educational initiative RoboCupJunior and currently serves on the editorial board for the journal Current Robotics Reports.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

NR121120 ,

Insightful chats

Great, concise chats from experts in the field!

KostasP13_ ,

Robots coming alive!

Very interesting to hear the experts share their experience and passion about robotics in general and their applications in various fields like medical, space and other’s.
Very concise and informative for all levels of expertise!
Amazing work!

Justiney88 ,

Well worth a listen

A really great podcast for robot enthusiasts and science fans! You don’t need to be an expert to understand as everything is communicated in an easy to digest way.

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