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Berlin Machine Intelligence Summit

    June 29 2016, Re.Work Machine Intelligence Summit

    Jeremy Wyatt, was interviewed by Re.Work prior to speaking at a meeting on
    Machine Intelligence in Berlin.







  9 April 2016, Jeremy Wyatt, Interview with Le Macchine Volanti

  Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham was interviewed for Le Macchine Volanti. This
    was as part of TEDxRoma.







15 September 2015, BBC1 - BBC Breakfast: Intelligent Machines Week

Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham was interviewed on BBC 1, BBC Breakfast Programme with Murray Shanahan of Imperial College London talking about Artificial Intelligence.



3 February 2015, Radio New Zealand - Scientists try to teach robot how to stack a dishwasher

Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham was interviewed on the Radio New Zealand Checkpoint programme and explained how robot Boris learns to pick up unfamiliar objects in cluttered environments and how he will stack a dishwasher

Listen to the radio clip Scientists try to teach robot how to stack a dishwasher



13 January 2015, ITV News at 10 - Artificial intelligence fears remain the stuff of sci-fi fantasy

Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham and robot Boris appeared on a news item about artificial intelligence. Jeremy gave his views on an open letter which warns of the potential dangers of artificial intelligence

Read the article and watch the news clip Artificial Intelligence fears remain the stuff of Sci-fi fantasy



7 December 2014, Blog Post on Tomorrow is Today - Boris: The 1/2 Million Dollar Robot that can load a dishwasher

Josh Byard wrote a blog post about University of Birmingham's robot Boris and the PaCMan project

Read the article Boris: The 1/2 Million Dollar Robot that can load a dishwasher



18 October 2014, ABC Australian TV Channel - Robots - not about to take over, but certainly getting smarter

Robyn Williams, Science Journalist talked to Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham about Boris' grasping capabilities and took a tour of the Robotics Lab at University of Birmingham.

Listen to the program: Robots - not about to take over, but certainly getting smarter



9 October 2014, Helsingin Sanomat (Finnish Newspaper) Iso Käsi robotiikalle

Juha Merimaa, Science Journalist for the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper interviewed Jeremy Wyatt about Boris' dexterous capabilities.

Read the article online: Helsingin Sanomat: Iso Käsi robotiikalle



6 October 2014, Blog Post on MidasTouch The Entrepreneurs Network - Boris the robot paving the way for business breakthroughs

Lauren Morris blogged about the Pacman project and how advancement in technology could benefit business.

Read the blog http://www.midastouch.uk.com/blog/3514/boris-the-robot-paving-the-way-for-business-breakthroughs



The Australian

4 October 2014, The Australian - Meet Boris, the robot that can load a dishwasher

Hannah Devlin writes about how Birmingham's Boris grasps objects.

Read the article online: The Australian: Meet Boris, the robot that can load a dishwasher



24 September 2014, Motherboard - Robot, Pass me that screwdriver

Victoria Turk, UK Editor for Motherboard interviewed Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham and reported on Boris' grasping and manipulating capabilities alongside the unpredictable nature of humans.

Read the article: Robot Pass Me That Screwdriver



13 September 2014, BBC Radio 2, Simon Mayo Radio Show

Simon Mayo interviewed Prof Jeremy Wyatt about Boris' challenge of loading up a dishwasher on the Simon Mayo Drive Time Radio Show at 6.30pm on 13 September 2014.

Listen to the programme at 1.27.20: BBC 2 Simon Mayo Drive Time Show



11 - 12 September 2014, University of Birmingham's Boris robot was featured in a variety of newspapers

Following Boris' grand unveiling at the British Science Festival event Breakfast with Robots, Boris was featured in many newspapers both nationally and internationally.

Read a selection of the articles: CBBC Newsround, El Mundo, The Guardian, Birmingham Mail, Irish Times, Pdf: The Times: First robot gets to grips with a dishwasher, Pdf: Daily Mail: "Boris" built for £350k to help you clear the table




12 September 2014, BBC News - 'Boris' the robot the can load up a dishwasher, BBC News


BBC News Science Correspondent report on Birmingham's Boris Robot detailing how he 'sees' and grasps everyday kitchen objects that he's never encountered before.

Read the article: 'Boris' the robot that can load up a dishwasher



11 September 2014, Financial Times - Robot capable of handling unfamiliar objects unveiled, Science Section of the Financial Times News Paper

The Financial Times reported on Birmingham's Boris Robot manipulating unfamiliar objects and the challenging task of loading a dishwasher by next April.

Read the article: Robot capable of handling unfamiliary objects unveiled



11 September 2014, ITV News - Meet Boris the robot that could soon be working next to you

ITV News Science Correspondent has written an article about Birmingham's Pacman Robot Boris and how he grasps everyday household objects.

It also features a video clip with a demo of Boris grasping household objects that he had never handle before and an interview with Prof Jeremy Wyatt.

Read the article: Meet Boris the robot that could soon be working next to you



10 - 11 September 2014, Birmingham's Boris on the BBC and ITV News Programmes

Birmingham's Pacman Robot Boris was featured on BBC Midlands Today programme at 6.30pm on 10 September 2014 and was also featured on ITV Lunchtime News at 6.30pm on 11 September 2014. The news clips included interviews with Prof Jeremy Wyatt and demos of Boris picking up and putting down household objects.



7 July 2014, Reuters Video: Robotic hand 'sees and feels' for gripping dexterity

PaCMan project was featured in the Reuter's video Robotic hand 'sees and feels' for gripping dexterity



23 May 2014, Institute of Mechanical Engineers - Grasp technology to put an end to clumsy robots

Grasp technology to put an end to clumsy robots



22 May 2014, BBC2 Horizon: The £10 Million Challenge

Boris, Birmingham's PaCMan robot appeared on BBC2's Horizon Programme: The £10 Million Challenge demonstrating some grasps. For more information about the programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044mkxt



22 May 2014, The Engineer - Research teaches robots to soften their grip

University of Birmingham was featured in the Engineer. For more information: Research teaches robots to soften their grip



May 2014, Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi shakes hands with the Pisa IIT Softhand



January 2014, BBC Science - Here come the Superhuman

Pisa IIT Softhand was featured in the January 2014 edition of BBC Science on pages 54 and 58 Arrivano di Superumani (pdf in Italian)



30 November 2013, BBC World Service, In the Balance: Robots and Us


Professor Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham), Dr Kathleen Richardson (University College London), and Geoff Pegman (R. U. Robots) discuss where technology for robots is leading us.

Broadcast: Saturday 30 November 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01m366d



29 October 2013, Avvenire - The Robotic Hand Soft and Gentle

La mano robotica forte e delicata (pdf in Italian)

28 October 2013, Il Secolo XIX - The hand that gathers strawberries

La mano che raccoglie de fragole (pdf in Italian)

25 October 2013, Il Tirreno - The Robotic Hand now also collects strawberries

La mano robotica ora raccoglie anche le fragole(pdf in Italian)

25 October 2013 Corriere Adriatico - The robotic hand that can pick strawberries

Nasce la mano robotica pu ograve raccogliere fragole (web page in Italian)

24 October 2013, Corriere della Sera.it - Robotic hand includes the use of force

The Pisa IIT Softhand was featured in the Science and Technology section of the Corriere della Sera.it. Here's a link to the story Mano robotica 'comprendre' forza da usare(pdf in Italian)