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Hamidreza Modares - Conflict-Aware Risk-averse and Safe Reinforcement Learning: A Meta-Cognitive Learning Framework

While the success of reinforcement learning (RL) in computer games has shown impressive engineering feat, unlike the computer games, safety-critical settings such as unmanned vehicles must thrash…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 1 plays 0  

Stefanos Nikolaidis - Towards Robust HRI: A Stochastic Optimization Approach

The growth of scale and complexity of interactions between humans and robots highlights the need for new computational methods to automatically evaluate novel algorithms and applications. Exploring…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 9th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Industry Day Panel - Career Options in Robotics

The robotics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The industry is rapidly changing as robotics have moved from the manufacturing floor into almost every segment of our…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Harish Ravichandar - From Coexistence to Collaboration: Towards Reliable Collaborative Robots

The field of robotics has made incredible progress over the past several decades. Indeed, we have built impressive robots capable of performing complex and intricate tasks in a variety of domains.…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 12 plays 0  

Star Wars: The Rise of Robots and Intelligent Machines

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a space opera movie captured the imaginations of roboticists, researchers, and writers from around the world. Over the last 43 years, Star Wars has had an…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 5th, 2020 26 plays 0  

Elliott Rouse, etal - Cost of Transport, the Correct Metric for Mobile Systems?

Energetic cost of locomotion is often the gold standard measures used in autonomous robotic walking for efficiency as well as humans augmented with lower limb wearable robotics. The panel will…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 24th, 2020 57 plays 0  

Jonathan How - Navigation and Mapping for Robot Teams in Uncertain Environments

Our work addresses the planning, control, and mapping issues for autonomous robot teams that operate in challenging, partially observable, dynamic environments with limited field-of-view sensors. In…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 3rd, 2020 40 plays 0  

Katherine Skinner - Learning from the Field: Physically-based Deep Learning to Advance Robot Vision in Natural Environments

Field robotics refers to the deployment of robots and autonomous systems in unstructured or dynamic environments across air, land, sea, and space. Robust sensing and perception can enable these…

From  Katie Gentilello on January 13th, 2020 11 plays 0  

Stephen Buerger - Toward Dynamic, Tactical, Remote Robotic Ops: Active Perception and Other Key Technologies

Dynamic, tactical, remote operations in which unmanned systems must manage multiple, changing objectives in uncertain, evolving and potentially adversarial environments, without the benefit of prior…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 21st, 2019 6 plays 0  

Robert Howe - Uniting Robots and Ultrasound for Cardiac Repair

Minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized many areas of surgery, but heart surgery has seen limited progress. We are working to combine ultrasound imaging and robotic manipulation to enable…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 25th, 2019 5 plays 0  

Daniel Ferris - Merging Humans and Machines to Assist Legged Locomotion

Robotic technologies have greatly advanced in recent years, enabling the creation of new wearable sensors and motorized devices. Robotic exoskeletons for human performance augmentation or…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 7th, 2019 65 plays 0  

Tucker Hermans - Improving Multi-fingered Robot Manipulation by Unifying Learning and Planning

Multi-fingered hands offer autonomous robots increased dexterity, versatility, and stability over simple two-fingered grippers. Naturally, this increased ability comes with increased complexity in…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 18th, 2019 8 plays 0  

Luis Sentis - Considerations on Productivity, Performance and Ergonomics of Human-Centered Robots

Human centered robots provide embodiments whose purpose is to increase human productivity and comfort in complex non-structured environments. On one hand, operating in such environments demands new…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 4th, 2019 11 plays 0  

James L. Patton - Deception, ExoNets, SmushWare, and Organic Data: New Frontiers In Neuro-Rehabilitation

Making use of visual display technology and human-robotic interfaces, many researchers have illustrated various opportunities to distort visual and physical realities. We have had success with…

From  Katie Gentilello on May 9th, 2019 34 plays 0  

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  Katie Gentilello on April 16th, 2019 17 plays 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  Katie Gentilello on April 2nd, 2019 67 plays 0