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Apr 29, 2022

One of the most dangerous and unpredictable Earth environments we can send robots into are disaster zones – sites devastated by natural disasters or conflict — but here they can play some of their most impactful roles, such as surveying, search and rescue, even detecting land mines or defusing bombs. To find out...


Mar 25, 2022

Robots are becoming a more and more important part of our home and work lives and as we come to rely on them, trust is of paramount importance. Successful teams are founded on trust, and the same is true for human-robot teams. But what does it mean to trust a robot? I’ll be chatting to three roboticists working...


Feb 25, 2022

One of the most familiar types of robot are drones – we’ve seen them replace fireworks at Olympic opening ceremonies and you might have even seen people flying their own. But this is one method of locomotion we haven’t yet covered on Robot Talk, so for episode 14 we’re taking to the skies to find out more about...


Jan 28, 2022

Unlike the characteristics of most robots, the adaptations of living organisms weren’t designed - they evolved through natural selection over millions of years. Evolutionary robotics takes inspiration from this process of natural selection to create new robot designs, and allow robots to adapt to their environment...


Nov 26, 2021

The manufacturing industry’s need for accuracy and repeatability in repetitive manual tasks made it an early adopter of robotics technology. Now, 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,...