Integrative Learning for Robotic Systems with Aaron Ames

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This week on the podcast we’re featuring a series of conversations from the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. I had a great time at this event getting caught up on the latest and greatest machine learning and AI products and services announced by AWS and its partners. Today we’re joined by Aaron Ames, Professor of Mechanical & Civil Engineering at Caltech.

Aaron joined me before his talk at the Deep Learning Summit “Eye, Robot: Computer Vision and Autonomous Robotics” and I had a ton of questions for him. While he considers himself a “hardware guy”, we got into a great discussion centered around the intersection of Robotics and ML Inference. We cover a range of topics, including Boston Dynamics backflipping robot (If you haven’t seen it, check out the show notes), Humanoid Robotics, His work on motion primitives and transitions and he even gives us a few predictions on the future of robotics.

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TWiML Online Meetup

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Thanks to our Sponsor

Intel Nervana LogoI’d like to thank our good friends over at Intel Nervana for their sponsorship of this podcast and our re:Invent series. As you’ll hear, one of the big announcements from re:Invent is the release of Amazon DeepLens, a fully programmable, deep-learning enabled wireless video camera designed to help developers to learn and experiment with AI in the cloud and at the edge. DeepLens is powered by an Intel Atom X5 Processor, which delivers up to 100 gigaflops of processing power to onboard applications. To learn more about DeepLens and the other interesting things Intel has been up to in the AI space, check out IntelNervana.com.

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