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Saving the world, one robot at a time

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July 2014

Gave a talk about robots at music and cross festival ‘zwarte cross’

This weekend it was the ‘zwarte cross’ a music and motorcycle race festival (hard to describe). I gave a talk about robots in the science-tent

http://www.utwente.nl/nieuwsevents/2014/7/174613/universitent-in-trek-op-zwarte-cross

zwarte cross

An article about the ‘robot reporter’ in the NRC (Dutch Newspaper) Tuesday 22 July

An article in the NRC quoted my colleague Mariet Theune and myself concerning the capabilities of computers to take over tasks from journalists. The search through lots of documents and writing of standard factual stories maybe, but the interviewing of people in the field and investigating on location with drones….

Screenshot 2014-07-29 19.42.48

A few days later on Saturday Montag’s column (by Henk Hofland) had a follow up on it

Screenshot 2014-07-29 19.46.38

FROG robot discussed on Motherboard

Only the coolest blog around…

See the post here

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-frogbot-is-assuredly-the-most-adorable-telepresence-robot-around

frog motherboard

FROG robot on French tv!

Here a link to a video of our FROG robot on French tv

http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-20h/2014/les-touristes-de-seville-guides-par-un-droide-8453447.html

Please note that the robot was dubbed and now speaks French..

frog sevilla daphne

Big in Japan…

Just spent a few days in Japan with a camera team to tape a documentary about robotics in japan. We visited Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tomotaka Takahashi, Takayuki Kanda, Harumitsu Hanya the Karikuri puppet maker and saw the HAL exosceleton in action in a Hospital in Yokohama (it felt like walking with super powers, not unlike Clint Eastwood..). It was so Cool!!

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