#412 – Marc Raibert: Boston Dynamics and the Future of Robotics

Marc Raibert is founder and former long-time CEO of Boston Dynamics, and recently Executive Director of the newly-created Boston Dynamics AI Institute. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(10:12) – Early robots
(15:15) – Legged robots
(33:55) – Boston Dynamics
(37:13) – BigDog
(45:20) – Hydraulic actuation
(47:12) – Natural movement
(52:59) – Leg Lab
(59:51) – AI Institute
(1:03:09) – Athletic intelligence
(1:11:04) – Building a team
(1:14:05) – Videos
(1:21:53) – Engineering
(1:25:21) – Dancing robots
(1:30:08) – Hiring
(1:34:00) – Optimus robot
(1:42:30) – Future of robotics
(1:47:24) – Advice for young people