#241 – Boris Sofman: Waymo, Cozmo, Self-Driving Vehicles, and the Way forward for Robotics



Boris Sofman is the Senior Director Of Engineering and Head of Trucking at Waymo, previously the Google Self-Driving Automobile mission. He was additionally the CEO and co-founder of Anki, a house robotics firm. Please assist this podcast by trying out our sponsors:
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Right here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast gamers you must have the ability to click on the timestamp to leap to that point.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:32) – Robots in science fiction
(13:13) – Cozmo
(38:28) – AI companions
(45:23) – Anki
(1:10:56) – Waymo Through
(1:42:34) – Sensor suites for lengthy haul trucking
(1:52:30) – Machine studying
(2:10:26) – Waymo vs Tesla
(2:21:02) – Security and danger administration
(2:30:06) – Societal results of automation
(2:41:11) – Amazon Astro
(2:45:35) – Challenges of the robotics trade
(2:50:03) – Humanoid robotics
(2:57:06) – Recommendation for getting a PhD in robotics
(3:04:37) – Recommendation for robotics startups
(3:15:43) – Recommendation for college students