Welcome to Episode 39 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community.
In this episode, we welcome our new co-host Mike Oitzman to the show. Mike is the founder and editor of The Mobile Robot Guide and he recently joined WTWH Media as an editor in the robotics group.
Kevin Blankespoor, VP of product engineering at Boston Dynamics, takes us inside the development of Stretch, the box-moving robot the company introduced this week. Blankespoor describes the evolution of the product design, the many system integration challenges, plans to improve the Pick vision system going forward, similarities between Atlas, Spot and Stretch, and much more.
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- 0-10:42: Show Intro, Welcome to Mike Oitzman
- 10:42-42:39: Conversation with Kevin Blankespoor, VP of product engineering at Boston Dynamics
- 42:39-54:17: News Commentary: Tesla FSD doesn’t make cars autonomous, Amazon rumors with Vesta
- 54:17-55:33: Show Outro