We spent nearly 40 hours talking to leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community on The Robot Report Podcast in 2021.
We analyzed the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards, the potential downfall of pending regulations in Europe, and how robots are being used to decommission chemical missiles in Kentucky. We got a sneak peek at Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robot, discussed our favorite robotics startups and learned about ease of use, confused robotaxis, major acquisitions, and much more.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in during 2021. We can’t wait to keep the conversations going in 2022 and beyond. As always, if you have suggestions for guests, topics or segments, please let me know. And if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities of the podcast, contact Courtney Nagle for more information.
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Here are our picks, in chronological order of release date, for the best episodes of The Robot Report Podcast in 2021. You can also listen to a playlist that has all the episodes from Season 2 of the podcast here.
Teradyne’s acquisition strategy & the future of cobots
Juan Aparicio, Enrico Krog Iversen on improving robotics ease of use
Boston Dynamics’ VP of Product Engineering on Developing Stretch
The Evolution of RE2 Robotics
Ken Goldberg on robotic grasping; Carbon Robotics’ new weeding robot
Passenger of confused Waymo robotaxi discusses what went wrong
A Review of the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards
Inside ABB’s acquisition of ASTI Mobile Robotics
Inside Locus Robotics’ acquisition of Waypoint Robotics
Amazon Astro underwhelms robotics community; Vicarious Surgical CEO Adam Sachs
Jon Hirschtick from Onshape/PTC; Favorite robotics startups of 2021
Decommissioning chemical missiles with robots
Esben Østergaard: EU AI Act will stifle robotics innovation