Robots in Depth, Episode 1: Gregory Dudek

In this first interview in the Robots in Depth series, I speak to Professor Gregory Dudek about field robotics.

We discuss air, surface and underwater vehicles, reviewing challenges as well as how to best use these vehicles, both individually and as a collaborative team of robots.

Professor Dudek is Research Director of the McGill Mobile Robotics Lab.

Launching Robots in Depth: Video Interviews with Everyone in Robotics

It is with great pride and some trepidation I can announce that I am launching a project I have been working on for some time now.

Robots in Depth is an interview show where I talk to everyone in robotics. The interviews are one on one with leading researches, entrepreneurs, investors, users or policy makers within robotics. I record the show at different events around the world using a portable TV studio that I specifically designed to produce a high quality output, yet be relatively light weight and portable.

If you like the show, you can support us on Patreon.

Watch this space for the first episodes!

UberBlox on Kickstarter!

An interesting building kit called Uberblox has just launched on Kickstarter.
Act quickly to snap up the early bird rewards.

A video introduction:

The Kickstarter video:


Meet the Modbot!

More modules for more fun, this video introduces Modbot to the world.

Modbot is an Australian startup that is developing a modular robotics arm.

They are presenting at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield 2014 during
CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
Check it out live at 3 PM PST 8th Jan.

And stay tuned to the blog for more news and analysis.

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Travelling in a Pure Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robotics System

This post focuses on travel slightly further in the future than the mixed SRCMR/old school system I write about in “Travelling in a Self-Reconfiguring World”. Below I will describe how we will travel in a system built entirely with modules.

The flexibility of SRCMR will drastically change the way we travel. It will make travel […]

Radio Statler interview

This is my interview for radio Statler on Self-reconfiguring modular robot from Hope number 9 in New York July 2012.

My interview on Self-reconfiguring modular robot in Radio Statler at Hope number 9, July 2012

If you have the opportunity to visit the next hope in 2014 do not miss it. It is great! I […]

Students love the Cubelets

This is a guest post

In Canadian schools, June is a month that requires some of the most creative teaching.

Picture this: Summer hits. The sun is out. The weather is hot. Minds start to wander into dream lands of summer vacations. Thoughts of sleeping in, swimming and playing video games replace math, language and […]

Running the Mobot remotely

Recently I did something really cool!

A screen capture of me runing the Mobot over G+

I operated Barbo INC’s Mobot remotely over the Internet! The prototype UI was simple but it worked great.

I have always thought that beeing able to operate modular robots remotely would be a great thing (especially the Self […]

Today, an investment of $3 million in Modular Robotics LLC was announced by Brad Feld of The Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures

The Cubelets

I think that it is great that venture capitalists are appearing more in the robotics field and even more cool that they dare to venture into modular robotics where the direct application is hard to see.

It is, I would say, rather hard to explain what can be done with a (self-reconfiguring) […]