39 episodes

Each week, the co-founders of Polymath Robotics sit down to give you the inside scoop on the robotics industry. They'll share war stories, weird facts, and little-known approaches to working with robots (with a special focus on autonomous vehicles).

About the hosts: Stefan Seltz-Axmacher is the CEO of Polymath Robotics, and is best known as the founder of Starsky Robotics, an early autonomous trucking pioneer. Ilia Baranov, CTO, was employee # 10 at Clearpath Robotics, has led teams at Amazon's home robot division, and owned the ROS repo after Willow Garage shut down.

Automate It Polymath Robotics

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Each week, the co-founders of Polymath Robotics sit down to give you the inside scoop on the robotics industry. They'll share war stories, weird facts, and little-known approaches to working with robots (with a special focus on autonomous vehicles).

About the hosts: Stefan Seltz-Axmacher is the CEO of Polymath Robotics, and is best known as the founder of Starsky Robotics, an early autonomous trucking pioneer. Ilia Baranov, CTO, was employee # 10 at Clearpath Robotics, has led teams at Amazon's home robot division, and owned the ROS repo after Willow Garage shut down.

    Ep 39 - The Reluctant AI Episode

    Ep 39 - The Reluctant AI Episode

    Introducing the reluctant AI episode!

    First, the guys play the robot invention game and come up with a machine vision robot for urban farms.

    Then, it's the main topic of the day: is AI useful for robotics? And boy are they reluctant about it.

    • 34 min
    Ep 38 - Why People Took our April Fools Joke Seriously

    Ep 38 - Why People Took our April Fools Joke Seriously

    This week on Automate It, Stefan and Ilia invent a sushi boat robot, giving Stefan an opportunity to rant about about sushi feasts.

    Then, they're talking about Polymath's April Fools joke - that we were pivoting to humanoid robots - and why some people thought it was real.

    • 29 min
    Ep 37 - Why Robots are "Default Blocked"

    Ep 37 - Why Robots are "Default Blocked"

    Wow, we actually published 2 weeks in a row!

    This week on Automate It, Stefan & Ilia work on 3d printing at the beach.

    Then, they unpack Stefan's assertion that robotics projects are "default blocked".

    • 34 min
    Ep 36 - Questions VCs Ask Us

    Ep 36 - Questions VCs Ask Us

    Guess who's back back back again:

    This week on Automate It, Stefan & Ilia invent a quadcopter for micromanaging your employees. Then, they're talking their favorite VC question: "so, how are you using AI?"

    • 43 min
    Ep 35 - Is Tech "Over" Autonomy?

    Ep 35 - Is Tech "Over" Autonomy?

    We're back! After a 6 week hiatus (unintentional, we promise) "Automate It" is back with a bang.

    On Ep 35, Stefan and Ilia play the robot invention game and come up with a spider robot that keeps you cool in the summer.

    Then, they dig into whether the tech industry is over "autonomy" in general, and what autonomy even means anymore.

    • 19 min
    Ep 34 - The State of VC in Robotics

    Ep 34 - The State of VC in Robotics

    This week on Automate It, the co-founders of Polymath Robotics play the robot invention game and mostly end up making fun of kitchen robots. Then, they're breaking down the state of VC in the Robotics industry.

    Coming to CES in Las Vegas Jan 9-12? Stop by North Hall Booth #10852 to test drive our robots and meet the guys!

    • 30 min

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Recommended for anyone into robotics.It’s the perfect blend of entertaining and informative.

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