The Roblox Tech Talks Podcast

Hosted by David Baszucki
Roblox Founder and CEO
Discover the people, ideas, and technological breakthroughs that are shaping the next iteration of the internet: the metaverse.
David Baszucki, Roblox CEO

Roblox Research

With Morgan McGuire
Chief Scientist
Morgan McGuire, Chief Scientist at Roblox, joins CEO and host Dave Baszucki to chat about all things research at Roblox. The Research Team helps to accelerate innovation by combining computer science with social science and academic ideas with industry know-how. Tune in to learn more about how we’re shaping the forefront of metaverse research.

For more information on research at Roblox, check out the Roblox Research page.
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The Roblox Engine

With Arseny Kapoulkine
Technical Fellow
In this episode, Dave continues his conversation with Arseny Kapoulkine, Technical Fellow, to discuss the Roblox Engine. In this highly technical deep-dive, they tackle the foundational pieces of the Roblox Engine, including object modeling, rendering, physics, and networking. Listen in for a comprehensive overview of the core technologies that power the Roblox platform.
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Roblox Technology

With Arseny Kapoulkine
Technical Fellow
In this episode of Tech Talks, Dave is joined by Arseny Kapoulkine, Technical Fellow, to discuss what differentiates Roblox technology from other online platforms. They reflect on the rich history of technological innovation at Roblox, from iterating on the platform to preserving the fidelity of Roblox experiences across all devices. Tune in to learn more about the technological foundations of the metaverse and how Roblox has evolved and scaled to where we are today.
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Avatars and Facial Animation episode

Avatars and Facial Animation

With Kiran Bhat
Senior Director of Engineering, Avatar
In the metaverse, avatars are an expression of one’s identity. In this episode of Tech Talks, Dave and Kiran Bhat, Senior Director of Engineering, discuss the future of avatars on Roblox. Kiran shares his path to Roblox, from graduate school to the visual effects industry to start-up Loom.ai, which Roblox acquired in December 2020. Find out how Roblox is building upon the foundation of Loom.ai’s technology to further personalize avatars with facial animation.
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The Roblox Economy

With Kavita Kanetkar
Senior Director of Engineering, Economy
&
Dmitri Essiounine
Senior Engineering Manager
Just like in the real world, GDP is an important measure of economic health in the metaverse, especially for developers on the platform. Kavita Kanetkar, Senior Director of Engineering, Economy and Dmitri Essiounine, Senior Engineering Manager chat with Dave about the virtual economy. How does it emulate and transcend real world experiences—shopping, transacting with currency, encountering product placements—in a way that feels organic and engaging for users?
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Step into the Metaverse

With Daniel Sturman
Roblox CTO
Setting the stage for a new category of human interaction. In this episode, Dave sits down with Daniel Sturman, Chief Technology Officer at Roblox, to dive into the five key tenets of the metaverse app and what this utility holds for our future.
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The past, present, and future of our technology

Roblox is proud of the technology we’ve built to help us get to this point. And we're even more excited about the future. Watch the videos below to get a better understanding of who we are.
  • What's it like to work at Roblox?
    We strive to provide an enriching environment where people are empowered to do the best work of their careers. Go behind the scenes and learn more.
  • Our vision and technology
    Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Meet some of the talented people at Roblox who are solving the most exciting challenges in tech today.

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