#262: Cassie, a Bipedal Robot for Research and Development, with Jonathan W. Hurst

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Jonathan W. Hurst, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University and CTO and co-founder of Agility Robotics, about legged locomotion, about a bipedal robot, called “Cassie.” Hurst discusses Cassie’s design, what types of research questions Cassie should…

Cheetah III robot preps for a role as a first responder

Associate professor of mechanical engineering Sangbae Kim and his team at the Biomimetic Robotics Lab developed the quadruped robot, the MIT Cheetah.Photo: David Sella By Eric Brown If you were to ask someone to name a new technology that emerged from MIT in the 21st…

#256: Socially Assistive Robots, with Maja Matarić

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Maja Matarić, a professor at the University of Southern California and the Chief Scientific Officer of Embodied, about socially assistive robotics. Socially assistive robotics aims to endow robots with the ability to help people through individual non-contact assistance in…

NEW: Drone will allow PBSC students to explore untamed land and sea

… professor and Environmental Science Technology chair. RELATED: Drones new tool for PBSO … for the drone, camera, batteries and needed accessories. Environmental science technology students … to fly the drone. Householder already uses higher-end drones in work for … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

3Q: Daron Acemoglu on technology and the future of work

K. Daron Acemoglu, the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT, is a leading thinker on the labor market implications of artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and new technologies.Photo: Jared Charney By Meg MurphyK. Daron Acemoglu, the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics…

Open Source Prosthetic Leg | Robohub

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Elliott Rouse, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, about an open-source prosthetic leg—that is a robotic knee and ankle. Rouse’s goal is to provide an inexpensive and capable platform for researchers to use so that they can work…

Drone images give researchers in-depth knowledge of wildfire devastation, forest regeneration

A University of British Columbia forestry professor and a group of students are using drones to go deeper into B.C.’s wildfire ravaged forests to asses damage from the disastrous 2017 fire season. Nicholas Coops, who has worked in remote sensing for 25 years, is collaborating with three master’s students…