We don’t know how hard something is until we try it. People envision a world where robots can do just about anything. Is that really possible? Roboticists spend their lives trying to find out, pushing the envelope to make technology do more.

CRAZY HARD ROBOTS FOLLOWS THE STORIES OF CRAZY SMART PEOPLE AND THE 'CRAZY HARD' PROBLEMS THEY SOLVE IN BUILDING THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE.

Join robotics scientist and entrepreneur Tom Galluzzo, the founder and CTO of IAM Robotics, as he chats with other scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists shaping the robotics industry.

ABOUT THE HOST

Tom Galluzzo host of Crazy Hard Robots podacst

Tom is the Founder and CTO of IAM Robotics. He has over 15 years of experience in autonomous robotics. Previously, Tom worked with Carnegie Mellon University, Harris Corporation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and other organizations. During his career, Tom developed autonomous systems for air, land and sea. He built robots to compete in major competitions including the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and the DARPA Grand Challenge. Several of Tom’s robots have won in the areas of navigation, autonomy and design. Tom also co-founded OpenJAUS, a technology company that develops software for the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS). OpenJAUS is the market leader in providing JAUS solutions to the defense industry. Tom holds a PhD in Robotics from the University of Florida and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics.

PASS THE MIC

Crazy Hard Robots sources worldwide technology news, exploring the robotics industry, its leaders, and top trends. Journey through the robotics ecosystem—from beginner topics to advanced insights—as we talk shop with industry experts.

NAVIGATE

It’s easy to program a robot to pick up an object...maybe.

We explore problems that are more complex than they seem, and why.

EXPLORE

Robotics is an ongoing process of research, trial, and error.

We discuss top issues and open problems in robotics and AI.

DEBUNK

The robots are stealing our jobs! Robots are too expensive!

We tackle myths and address what robots really can and can’t do.

VENTURE

Venture capitalists have their eyes on the robotics industry.

We talk to investors about what inspired their interest in robotics, and what makes it a good investment.