Sertac Karaman is a professor at MIT, co-founder of the autonomous vehicle company Optimus Ride, and is one of top roboticists in the world, including robots that drive and robots that fly.
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Here’s the outline of the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
00:00 – Introduction
01:44 – Autonomous flying vs autonomous driving
06:37 – Flying cars
10:27 – Role of simulation in robotics
17:35 – Game theory and robotics
24:30 – Autonomous vehicle company strategies
29:46 – Optimus Ride
47:08 – Waymo, Tesla, Optimus Ride timelines
53:22 – Achieving the impossible
53:50 – Iterative learning
58:39 – Is Lidar is a crutch?
1:03:21 – Fast autonomous flight
1:18:06 – Most beautiful idea in robotics