Intelligent Autonomous Robots with Ilia Baranov

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Our first guest in the Industrial AI series is Ilia Baranov, engineering manager at Clearpath Robotics. Ilia is responsible for setting the engineering direction for all of Clearpath’s research platforms. Ilia likes to describe his role at the company as “both enabling and preventing the robot revolution.”

Ilia is a longtime contributor to the open source robotics and ROS (the Robot Operating System) communities. In our conversation we cover a lot of ground, including what it really means to field autonomous robots, the use of autonomous robots in  research and industrial environments, the different approaches and challenges to achieving autonomy, and much more! This was a really fun interview and I’m excited to share it with you!

About the Industrial AI Series

This show is part of our Industrial AI series. I’ve mentioned my interest in industrial applications of machine learning & AI a few times on the podcast. I’ve been doing some research in the area, and I’m very close to publishing a special report on the topic. If you’re interested in learning more about this project, the report, or the podcast series as a whole, check out our Industrial AI page.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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O’Reilly AI Meetup

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