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Career Options in Robotics: Academia vs. Industry

Last semester, our panel discussed finding faculty positions in robotics.This semester, we continue that discussion and take a broader look atcareer options with a particular focus on academia vs…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 21st, 2021 30 plays 0  

Jan Peters - Robot Skill Learning: Quo Vadis?

Autonomous robots that can assist humans in situations of daily life have been a long standing vision of robotics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences. A first step towards this goal is…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 24th, 2020 13 plays 0  

Craig Buhr - Reinforcement Learning: Leveraging Deep Learning for Controls

Reinforcement learning is getting a lot of attention lately. People are excited about its potential to solve complex problems in areas such as robotics and automated driving, where traditional…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 10th, 2020 14 plays 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  Katie Gentilello on February 20th, 2018 71 plays 0  

Developing Sensing and Robotics Technologies for Plant Phenomics - Changying "Charlie" Li

Feeding a world population of 9 billion people by 2050 amidst increasing climate variability is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The genomics revolution provides unprecedented power to…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 3rd, 2017 11 plays 0  

Stochastic Models in Robotics - Gregory Chirikjian

Many stochastic problems of interest in engineering and science involve random, rigid-body motions. In this talk, a variety of stochastic phenomena that evolve on the group of rigid-body motions will…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 29th, 2017 114 plays 0  

Shared Control of Functional Electrical Stimulation and an Electric Motor in a Hybrid Neuroprosthesis - Nitin Sharma

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can be used to artificially activate paralyzed lower limb muscles to restore walking and standing function in persons with neurological disorders. Despite its…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 20th, 2017 52 plays 0  

Behind the Scenes: Decoding Intent from First Person Video - Hyun Soo Park

A first-person video records not only what is out in the environment but also what is in our head (intention and attention) at the time via social and physical interactions. It is invisible but it…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 6th, 2017 21 plays 0  

Robust Agility and Safety for Dynamic Aerial Manipulation and Legged Locomotion - Koushil Sreenath

Biological systems are able to move with great elegance, agility, and efficiency in a wide range of environments. Endowing machines with similar capabilities requires designing controllers that can…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 2nd, 2016 34 plays 0  

Closing the Gap Between Machine Learning and Robotics - Byron Boots

Given a stream of multimodal sensory data, an autonomous robot must continuously refine its understanding of itself and its environment as it makes decisions on how to act to achieve a goal. These…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 13th, 2016 112 plays 0  

Weakly Supervised Learning from Images and Video - Ivan Laptev

Recent progress in visual recognition goes hand-in-hand with the supervised learning and large-scale training data. While the number of existing images and videos is huge, their detailed annotation…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 12th, 2016 27 plays 0  

Beyond Geometric Path Planning: Paradigms and Algorithms for Modern Robotics - Kris Hauser

The development of algorithms to quickly compute collision-free paths for high dimensional systems was a major achievement in the field of motion planning in the 2000s. Despite this progress, recent…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 12th, 2016 67 plays 0  

Toward Robots that Understand People and Their Environment - Dieter Fox

To interact and collaborate with people in a natural way, robots must be able to recognize objects in their environments, accurately track the actions of humans, and estimate their goals and…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 30th, 2016 77 plays 0  

Challenges and Opportunities within Maritime Autonomy and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Matthew Bays

Interest in unmanned systems has increased considerably within the maritime domain and specifically the U.S. Navy over the last several decades. However, the littoral (shallow water) and undersea…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 16th, 2016 23 plays 0  

Robot-assisted Surgery: A Platform for New Technologies and Algorithms, Anthony Jarc

Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. To date, skilled surgeons using da Vinci Systems have performed more than 3…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 16th, 2016 79 plays 0