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Cody Fleming - Safety of Autonomous Systems: Challenges in Coordination, Consistency, and Integration

Recent issues with the Boeing 737-MAX point to challenges in software engineering and the algorithms that the software must implement. However, the 737-MAX is a microcosm of several other problems…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 4 Days ago 3 views 0  

Leslie Kaelbling - Doing for Our Robots What Nature Did for Us

We, as robot engineers, have to think hard about our role in the design of robots and how it interacts with learning, both in “the factory” (that is, at engineering time) and in…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Weeks ago 5 views 0  

Fumin Zhang - Mobile Data Collection in an Aquatic Environment: Cyber Maritime Cycles for Distributed Autonomy

There is a perceivable trend for robots to serve as networked mobile sensing platforms that are able to collect data in aquatic environments in unprecedented ways. We argue that the effective…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A month ago 6 views 0  

Matthew T. Mason - Robotic Manipulation: A Broadening View

Mason will discuss a rambling mashup of topics in robotic manipulation, manipulation by apes and humans, early research on manipulation in the blocks world, more recent research motivated by…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A month ago 19 views 0  

Karen Feigh - Human Teacher’s Perception of Teaching Methods for Machine Learning Algorithms

A goal of interactive machine learning (IML) is to create robots or intelligent agents that can be easily taught how to perform tasks by individuals with no specialized training. To achieve that…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 2 views 0  

Sangbae Kim - Robots for Physical Interaction

While robots dominate repetitive works in factories, the design and control of these robots are not suitable for relatively complex tasks that humans do easily. These tasks typically require force…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 7 views 0  

Frank Dellaert - Factor Graphs for Flexible Inference in Robotics and Vision

In robotics and computer vision, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and structure from motion (SFM) are important and closely related problems. I will review how SLAM, SFM, and other…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 3 Months ago 57 views 0  

Michael F. Schatz - Forecasting Turbulence

Fluid turbulence is one of the greatest unsolved problems of classical physics (and the subject of a million dollar mathematical (Millenium) challenge). Centuries of research--including Leonardo da…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 4 Months ago 7 views 0  

Geometry and Mechanics of Feet and Fins - Madhusudhan Venkadesan

The stiffness of propulsive appendages, such as feet and fins, is important in locomotory function. In this talk, I show that curvature-induced stiffness is the common principle underlying the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 20 views 0  

Soft Miniature Mobile Robots - Metin Sitti

Soft functional materials could enable physical intelligence for small-scale (from a few millimeters down to a few micrometers overall size) mobile robots by enabling them with unique capabilities…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 131 views 0  

Robots with Privacy Stipulations - Dylan Shell

In late July last year, it came to light that iRobot Corp. intended to sell the maps that modern Roomba vacuum cleaning robots build to help them navigate. This caused a public furor among consumers.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 19 views 0  

From Molecules to Migration: How Quantum Physics Can Explain the Compass of Birds - Thorsten Ritz

The world of quantum physics appears mysterious, even spooky, and far removed from everyday phenomena we can observe in the world around us. Especially the realm of living organisms was thought to be…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 59 views 0  

Physics-based Manipulation with and Around People - Siddhartha Srinivasa

Robots manipulate with super-human speed and dexterity on factory floors, but they fail even under moderate amounts of clutter or uncertainty. However, human teleoperators perform remarkable acts of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 65 views 0  

The Physics and Materials Science of Superheroes - James Kakalios

In 2001 James Kakalios created a Freshman Seminar class at the University of Minnesota entitled: "Everything I Know About Science I Learned from Reading Comic Books." This is a real physics…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 44 views 0