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The Robotics Engineering Experience by RE2 Robotics

The Robotics Engineering Experience by RE2 Robotics

By Travis Schneider
In the world of mobile robotics, you can do three things: 1) Move through the world. 2) Perceive the world. 3) Interact with the world. Hosted by Travis Schneider, business development manager at RE2 Robotics, The Robotics Engineering Experience tackles insightful discussions about the technology breakthroughs occurring in the field of robotics, including the application of autonomy, AI, machine learning and computer vision to mobile robotic arms. We also discuss the past, present and future of RE2 Robotics, and how robots are being used to keep workers out of harm's way.
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The Robotics Engineering Experience: RE2 Sapien Robotic Arms & Autonomy
In this episode of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Business Development Manager Travis Schneider talks to CEO Jorgen Pedersen, Principal Research Scientist Dr. Amanda Sgroi, and Director of Product Management David Lee about the launch of RE2 Sapien, RE2's new brand of intelligent robotic arms. The group discusses the evolution of RE2 Robotics from its beginnings as a Defense contractor to its current status as a leading provider of robotic arms for numerous industries, including aviation, energy, construction, and medical. They also discuss the ways that intelligent robotics, driven by RE2's autonomy algorithms RE2 Detect and RE2 Intellect, can benefit industries by improving worker safety and accuracy.   For more information about the industries RE2 Robotics serves, visit our website: www.resquared.com or send an email to myrobots@resquared.com.
17:51
May 25, 2021
The Robotics Engineering Experience, Episode 8: Quality & Medical Robotics
In this episode of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Business Development Manager Travis Schneider speaks with Jeff Wolfgong, Director of Quality Management at RE2 Robotics, about what "quality" means for medical robotics, why it's important, and how quality is guiding RE2's next generation of robotic arms.   For more information about the industries RE2 Robotics serves, visit our website: www.resquared.com or send an email to myrobots@resquared.com.   Connect with Jeff: https://www.resquared.com/about​  Connect with Travis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjschneider/
16:20
February 03, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Robotics
In this episode of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Travis Schneider talks with Jorgen Pedersen, CEO of RE2 Robotics, Amy Tisdale, Head of Talent for RE2 Robotics, and Nate Broadus, Workforce Specialist at Catalyst Connection, about the need for diversity, equity and inclusion in robotics.  Catalyst Connection is an economic agency that strives to support small- to medium-sized manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region.  In his role, Nate works with Catalyst Connection's Real Jobs Initiative, which was created to help people with a technical aptitude and interest in manufacturing to find a pathway to careers in manufacturing, robotics and advanced manufacturing.  The panel discusses RE2's role in the Real Jobs initiative, how the initiative is helping Pittsburgh's status as a leader in advanced manufacturing, and how it is helping to create opportunities for underserved and underrepresented groups. In addition, the group talks about RE2's diversity, equity and inclusion goals, and the company's focus on its "people-first" values, which include trust, respect, integrity and positivity.    Links to organizations mentioned in this episode:   Catalyst Connection: https://www.catalystconnection.org  Nate Broadus email: nbroadus@catalystconnection.org  RE2 Robotics: https://www.resquared.com Making Your Future: https://makingyourfuture.org
19:09
December 01, 2020
The Robotics Engineering Experience: Energy Robotics with Anna Siefken, Executive Director of CMU Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
How can robotics benefit the energy industry? Find out in this episode of The Robotics Engineering Experience, in which Business Development Manager Travis Schneider and Anna Siefken, Executive Director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, discuss the future of energy and robotics.   During the interview, Travis and Anna discuss disruptions to the energy industry due to COVID-19 and other environmental factors. They also discuss the challenges present in the energy industry today, including rising labor costs and inflation. Finally, the two also discuss common fears workers have about losing their jobs to robots, and how, instead, robots can become an essential component of an energy worker's toolbox.   For more information about getting started with robotics, download our free eBook, "Maximizing Your Robotics Investment:  https://bit.ly/34ZYyVr  For more information about the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation: https://www.cmu.edu/energy/index.html
29:08
September 16, 2020
The Robotics Engineering Experience: Robotics Hardware with Allen Bancroft
In Episode 5 of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Travis Schneider and Allen Bancroft, Director of Hardware Engineering at RE2, discuss all things robotic hardware, including the motors, gearboxes, sensors, and grippers that go into building a robot.  Allen and Travis also discuss current and future applications for robots, typical robot configurations, and how the field of robotics is constantly evolving.  Allen discusses the changes he's seen during his 32-year career in robotics, and gives advice to young roboticists hoping to build their career in the industry.   For more information RE2's single-arm, dual-arm, and underwater robots, visit our Products page: https://www.resquared.com/products or download our eBook, "Benefits of a Dual-Arm Robotic System": https://bit.ly/3cL05BD  Connect with Allen: https://www.resquared.com/about  Connect with Travis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjschneider/ Music: www.purpleplanet.com 
17:26
September 02, 2020
The Robotics Engineering Experience: Robotics Software with Andrew Davison
In Episode 4 of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Business Development Manager Travis Schneider talks to Director of Software Engineering Andrew Davison about the #software that brings our robots to life!    Andrew shares what inspires him, what he enjoys the most about software engineering, the programming languages he favors, and the most challenging--and rewarding--aspects of writing software for #robotics. Travis and Andrew also discuss the ways that #autonomy and #artificialintelligence are driving the development of RE2's next generation of robotic systems. In particular, Andrew discusses how RE2 is applying #computervision and #machinelearning to its #autonomy and #AI modules, RE2 Detect and RE2 Intellect, to enhance the capabilities of its mobile, human-like robots.   Learn more about RE2 Detect and RE2 Intellect: https://www.resquared.com/products  Download our whitepaper, "Achieving Robotic Autonomy, to learn more about our AI capabilities": https://bit.ly/2T6WNkz  Connect with Andrew Davison: https://www.resquared.com/about  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
19:18
August 19, 2020
The Robotics Engineering Experience: Defense Robotics with Jonathan Brown
RE2 Robotics has a proven history of working with the Department of Defense to create cutting-edge robotic technology. In this interview, Travis Schneider interviews RE2 Business Development Manager Jonathan Brown, a defense #robotics and autonomy specialist, about RE2's extensive history of developing next-generation robotics for the U.S. Military.  Jonathan also shares what inspires his work with the Department of Defense, and discusses how RE2's #autonomy modules, RE2 Detect and RE2 Intellect, are helping to advance RE2's mission of keeping #warfighters out of harm's way.    Learn more about RE2's work with the defense industry: https://www.resquared.com/industries  Learn more about our technology: https://www.resquared.com/products  #RE2Robotics #robotics #robots #mobilemanipulation #autonomous #mobilerobots #military
20:22
August 05, 2020
The Robotics Engineering Experience: Present and Future Capabilities with CEO Jorgen Pedersen
In Episode 2 of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Business Development Manager Travis Schneider interviews RE2's President and CEO Jorgen Pedersen about the history of RE2, the technology behind our human-like robotic arms, and the company’s future capabilities. In this episode, Jorgen shares what inspires him, what drew him to the field of engineering, and what drives him as a robotics entrepreneur.  Jorgen also discusses the history of RE2, the technology behind RE2's human-like robotic arms, and the company’s future capabilities. Finally, the two discuss RE2's focus on developing human-like, mobile robotic systems that can operate outdoors in unstructured environments, and how this approach differs from traditional robots typically found on the factory floor. Learn more about RE2's technology: https://www.resquared.com/products  Learn more about Jorgen Pedersen: https://www.resquared.com/jorgenpedersen  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
43:43
July 20, 2020
The Robotics Engineering Experience: Autonomy And AI with Dr. Amanda Sgroi
In the first episode of The Robotics Engineering Experience, Business Development Manager Travis Schneider and Principal Research Scientist Dr. Amanda Sgroi discuss the ways that autonomy and artificial intelligence are driving the development of the next generation of robotic systems. In the interview, Amanda explains how RE2 is applying its autonomy and AI modules, RE2 Detect and RE2 Intellect, to enhance the capabilities of its mobile robotic arms. Learn more about RE2 Detect and RE2 Intellect: https://www.resquared.com/products  Get to know Amanda: https://www.resquared.com/blog/re2-in...  Theme Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:27
June 19, 2020