Dr. Leila Takayama is a social scientist, teacher and an author. She is a computational media professor at University of California at Santa Cruz. She is passionate about human-robotics and human-computer interactions and in 2019 won a faculty award from Google to research how robots can learn from human peers. We sat down with Dr.… Continue Reading
Highlights of Maker Faire in San Mateo, May 2016.
We speak to Steffi Paepcke, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of Open Source Robotics Foundation. Located in Silicon Valley this non-profit organization is focussed on help promote open source software in the field of robotics. This interview with Paepcke is part of our Women in Science and Technology series. Paepcke is the only non-engineer in her… Continue Reading
A South Korean team won $2 million dollars at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA Robotics Challenge held over the weekend (June 5-6, 2015) in Pomona, CA. The challenge was launched in response to the 2011 Fukushima crisis. In a disaster situation, where toxins are involved the ability to rescue human life becomes a… Continue Reading
Robots are coming. You have probably heard about the coming of robots with increasing frequencey in the past few month and how they may steal our jobs and hearts. You probably watched the new film “Ex Machina” an easily accessible film that takes you into the world of humans and sentient robots. Now, meet a robot… Continue Reading