Join us each month 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.
Manufacturing Robotics: onto the factory floor
As machines become more intelligent and more autonomous, manufacturing robots are taking on more challenging tasks and working more closely with humans. In this episode, I’ll be chatting to three roboticists researching and working in manufacturing and automation: Dr Gilbert Tang (Cranfield University), Dr Paul Shepherd (University of Bath) and Dr Prasad Manorathna (Siemens).
Self-Driving Cars: behind the wheel
In the last decade, autonomous cars have gone from being SciFi fantasy to a commercial reality on our roads, and as with most major technological developments, self-driving cars have been met with a mixture of excitement and fear. In this episode, I’m talking to two roboticists working to make these vehicles safer, smarter, and more reliable: Dr Richard Hawkins (University of York) and Dr Frederic Labrosse (Aberystwyth University).
Robot Swarms: flocking together
Welcome to a brand-new season of Robot Talk, hosted by Dr Claire Asher!
In season 1 we talked about many different types of robot, working alone or directly with humans. One thing we didn’t get to touch upon very much is when robots work together with other robots, for example, as part of a swarm. In the first episode of the new season, Claire chats to two roboticists working on swarm robotics: Merihan Alhafnawi (University of Bristol) and John Oyekan (The University of Sheffield).
Robot Talk Live: Robots into the Wild
In this special live recording for the UK Festival of Robotics, Claire chatted to Sophie Armanini (TU Munich / Imperial College London), Ben Scott-Robinson (Small Robot Company) and Matthew Ryan Tucker (University of Bristol) about robots in wild environments.
Find out more about the UK Festival of Robotics here: https://www.ukras.org/robotics-festival/
Soft Robotics: a new kind of robot
Throughout the series so far, soft robotics has come up over and over in different areas, from medicine to agriculture. In this episode, I’ll be chatting to three roboticists working on different applications of this fascinating and fast-developing area of robotics: Dr Thomas Thuruthel (University of Cambridge), Angus Clark (Imperial College London) and Dr Jelizaveta Konstantinova (Ocado Technology).
Get your ticket for Robot Talk Live: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149424567905
Agricultural Robotics: Farming for the future
In this episode, I’ll be striding into the muddy world of agricultural robotics with help from Petra Bosilj (University of Lincoln) and Chris Chavasse (MuddyMachines).
Great, concise chats from experts in the field!
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!
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.