Let's talk robotics with Bern Grush
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23h ago
Joining me today (eps 145) is Bern Grush. Bern is the Executive Director of the Urban Robotics Foundation and project lead for the draft technical standard ISO 4448 (Public-area Mobile Robots and automated pathway devices). Since 2002, Bern has been involved with transportation-related innovation and regulatory research for road pricing, parking management, automated vehicles, and now the robots that will ply our sidewalks. Before that, he co-founded PCI Geomatics to develop AI for image analysis systems for earth-imaging satellites. He has degrees in Human Factors Psychology from the Universi ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Mark Pivac!
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by Exaptec Australia
2w ago
Joining me today is Mark Pivac. Mark is the primary inventor of FBR’s automated bricklaying technology. He is an aeronautical and mechanical engineer with over 32 years’ experience working on the development of high-technology equipment ranging from lightweight aircraft to heavy off-road equipment. He has 27 years’ experience working with pro/engineer 3D CAD software as well as high-level mathematics, including matrix mathematics, robot transformations and vector mathematics for machine motion. Mark has also worked extensively with design, commissioning and fault finding on servo-controlled mo ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Greg Peters
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by Exaptec Australia
1M ago
Joining me today (eps 141) is Greg Peters. Greg is the Robotics and Automation Lead at Laing O’Rourke Greg is an innovator, engineer and roboticist. He is the principal product engineer at the Laing O’Rourke Technology and Innovation group, leading the Robotics and Automation function. His career spans disruptive innovation for enterprise, academic and industry partnerships, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises. He has over 15 years covering product invention and innovation, field robotics in construction, equipment hire, environmental and sustainable technology innovation. Greg ha ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Xavier Orr
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by Exaptec Australia
2M ago
Joining me today for eps 140 is Xavier Orr. Xavier is the CEO and co-founder of Advanced Navigation, an AI-based robotics and navigation technology company.  Xavier earned his mechatronic engineering and computer science degrees from the University of Western Australia where he completed his thesis on the application of neural network AI to inertial navigation. During this time, Xavier was head of research and development at Cyber Technology, a company specialising in autonomous systems. Following the completion of his thesis, Xavier commercialised his research on AI-based inertial naviga ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Dr David Cole
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by Exaptec Australia
2M ago
Joining me today for eps 139 is Dr David Cole. David has been actively involved in the drone industry for over 10 years. In 2013 he founded a drone services company to provide contract drone services before pivoting the company to focus on developing the FlyFreely drone management software platform in 2018. Dr Cole holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy from James Cook University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His current interests center around airspace integration and automation of regulations in the uncrewed systems spac ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Yotam Rosenbaum
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by Exaptec Australia
2M ago
Joining me today for episode 138 is Yotam Rosenbaum. Yotam is a Venture Partner at 77 Partners and a Partner at the US based Access Fund. As a successful Y-Combinator founder himself he draws on his remarkable international accomplishments to guide and mentor aspiring start-up founders through one of the most exciting yet toughest journeys they’ll make ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Lee Martin: RN, JP, MACN, GAICD, LTCOL (retired)
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by Exaptec Australia
3M ago
Joining me today for eps 137 is Lee Martin. Lee has been acknowledged for his visionary talent, abilities to take action that attains goals and to lead with an inclusive, positive, and a progressive attitude. It has been remarked that Lee has a “can do attitude”. He enjoys assisting others by mentoring them to learn how to do things differently. Through his experiences, Lee has a great level of confidence in making decisions in the time of crisis. Being involved in various military situations, fire, and flood emergencies, as well as the COVID pandemic has provided him the experiences to cope w ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Dr Clyde Webster, CEO and Founder of Crest Robotics
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by Exaptec Australia
3M ago
Joining me today for eps 136 is Dr Clyde Webster. Clyde is the Founder and CEO of Crest Robotics who are on a mission to end workplace injury through the development of smart and dynamic robots that can perform the repetitive, strenuous, and dangerous components of laborious jobs. Clyde has a Bachelor of Engineering, and a PhD in Robotics from the University of Technology Sydney, where he developed the world’s first parrot-inspired climbing robot for maintaining high-voltage power transmission towers which is currently, due to cost and risk, a major roadblock in the transition to renewable ene ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Stelarc!
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by Exaptec Australia
4M ago
Joining me today for the last episode (135) of 2023 is the hugely talented Stelarc! Stelarc is a performance artist who performs with prosthetics, robotics and online interactivity. His works explore human-machine interfaces. He has experimented with actual-virtual systems and incorporated genetic algorithms and machine learning in some of his performances. He has performed and exhibited in major events and exhibitions in Australia, Japan, Europe, the USA and South America. He recently performed at the annual robotics and automation conference, ICRA 2023 in London. His recent large commissions ..read more
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Let's talk robotics with Heath May
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by Exaptec Australia
4M ago
Joining me today (eps 134) is Heath May. Heath is the Vice President of International Markets and Managing Director of Australia for Innovation First International, the parent company to VEX Robotics and Rack Solutions. With a background in marketing, trend identification and “bring to market” solutions, he has identified trends across many consumer product fields, creating a national distribution network and global connections. Prior to Innovation First, Heath built his company from the ground up. It became a multiple category award winner locally and international supply recognition for bran ..read more
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