Interview: Dr. Song Chaoyang, Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology China

Dr. Song Chaoyang is an Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) China. His Bionic Design + Learning Lab conducts research in Bionic Design, Robot Learning and Design Science. His team’s vision is to create advanced robotic systems that are sustainable and intelligent.

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Interview: Professor Sheng Xu, Nanotech Scientist at University of California San Diego

It’s our honour to have Professor Sheng Xu from University of California San Diego with us today. Dr Xu’s research interests focus on the understanding of the electrical and mechanical behaviors of inorganic materials when they are engineered into a soft format; which can further be morphed into soft electronics, nano electronics and energy harvesting/storage devices. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Engineering from Peking University in Beijing, China in 2006. While he received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010 at Georgia Institute of Technology,…

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Interview: Luca Floreanini, Founder at LucaFloreanini Design Studio, Italy

Luca Floreanini is an industrial designer from Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. Since 1993, he has been collaborating with Italian and European companies in the ideation and development of new products. Glasses, furniture, espresso machines, bottles, hedge trimmers, scanners, shoes, motocross masks, pressure washers, food containers, lamps are some of areas where his mind dives into.

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Interview: Neal, Martin and Kristina, the Ninjas behind i/thee Design Studio, US

This week we have been lucky enough to have the founders behind i/thee Design Studio, US in our interview segment. The design-build studio is run by three best friends – Neal Lucas Hitch, Martin Francis Hitch and Kristina Fisher – with projects around the globe.    

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Interview: Suhasini Paul, Co-Founder at Paul Studio, India

Suhasini Paul is an eminent Indian Toy Designer. She has done Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs from IIM, Bangalore. Not only TEDx, she has been invited to talk about design at various other design events, Institutes and many other platforms. She is the first toy designer in the country to have her name imprinted on the games designed by her for Indian and global clients. Her success lies in taking concepts to reality by connecting the right resources with the people she works with. Her services as a toy designer…

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Interview: Robert Cheek, Head of Business Dev at UVify, San Jose, CA

Recently, we got the pleasure of having a virtual meet up with Drone and AI startup UVify’s, Head of Business Development, Robert Cheek. UVify’s new Draco drone was the main attraction at CES 2017. The startup has developed technologies that can provide drone racing to general public. For those who are interested, Draco is currently up for pre-order, at $499. Shipping is expected to start by the next quarter.

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Interview: Massimo Battaglia, Founder at GivingShape Design Studio, Italy

Massimo Battaglia is a product designer running his firm called GivingShape Design Studio all the way from Italy. He has over nine years of experience in automotive, consumer and industrial product design. A lateral thinker, Massimo is always looking for innovative ways outside the box for his clients with his high level of creativity and utmost efficiency.

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Interview: Antony Gibbon, Founder at Antonygibbondesigns Studio, UK

Antony Gibbon is one of those inspiring and innovative designers whose areas of creativity include Furniture, Interiors, Structures, Products, Visualizations as well as Architecture at Antony Gibbon Designs Studio. His designs are not only individual but functional as well. Being a die heart environmentalist, he tries to bring in the force of sustainable materials in all his products. Nature and geometry are his major source of inspiration, touch of those could also be seen across all his designs. Lately, we got an opportunity of interviewing the most versatile and talented designer, so…

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Interview: Wei Gao, Research Scientist at University of California, Berkeley and LBNL

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce today Wei Gao, research scientist at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research areas include nanomaterials, flexible electronics, micro/nanomachines, nanorobotics, biosensors, electrochemistry, nanomedicine and MEMS.

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Interview: Robert Cheek, Director Biz Dev at Yujin Robot, South Korea

Lately GoCart, a service robot from the vault of Yujin Robot Innovation Team, South Korea has hit the headlines across the globe. The bot opens up a new level of human-machine interaction where the machine will replace people in doing the everyday mundane and heavy piles of monotonous tasks, thus leaving the humans to provide emotional support, a task, which a machine can never accomplish. In order to get more in-depth analysis of the robot and its future implications, we tried to get in touch with Robert Cheek, Director Business…

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Interview: Michael Kerbow, Founder at MK Studios, San Francisco

Michael Kerbow is a San Francisco-based artist who works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, assemblage, and digitally-manipulated photography. He received his MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has appeared in multiple publications. He left his regular job at print advertising only to pursue his passion for painting and drawing. He is of the view that the role of an artist is to distill the world they inhabit for others to see the things that may elude them.…

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