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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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 7th, 2019 6 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  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2019 6 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  Kathryn Gentilello on September 4th, 2019 5 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  Kathryn Gentilello on May 9th, 2019 6 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  Kathryn Gentilello on April 16th, 2019 10 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  Kathryn Gentilello on April 2nd, 2019 37 plays 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 on March 11th, 2019 7 plays 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 on February 26th, 2019 28 plays 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 on February 13th, 2019 2 plays 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 on January 24th, 2019 17 plays 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 on January 10th, 2019 93 plays 0  

David J. Reinkensmeyer - Robotic and Wearable Sensing Technologies for Movement Rehabilitation after Neurologic Injury

Robotic therapy refers now to a diverse set of technologies and algorithms that can match or improve the clinical benefits achievable with conventional rehabilitation therapies after stroke and other…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 3rd, 2018 28 plays 0  

Anthony J. Yezzi - Accelerated Optimization in the PDE Framework

Following the seminal work of Nesterov, accelerated optimization methods (sometimes referred to as momentum methods) have been used to powerfully boost the performance of first-order, gradient-based…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 5th, 2018 37 plays 0  

Aaron M. Dollar - Mechanical Intelligence in Robotic Manipulation: Towards Human-level Dexterity in Robotic and Prosthetic Hands

The human hand is the pinnacle of dexterity – it has the ability to powerfully grasp a wide range of object sizes and shapes as well as delicately manipulate objects held within the fingertips.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 12th, 2018 56 plays 0  

Jessy W. Grizzle - Mathematics and Learning for Agile and Dynamic Bipedal Locomotion

Is it great fortune or a curse to do legged robotics on a university campus that has Maya Lin’s earthen sculpture, The Wave Field? Come to the talk and find out!Our work on model-based feedback…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 1st, 2018 96 plays 0  

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio - Robotic Skins that Turn Inanimate Objects into Multifunctional Robots

Robots generally excel at specific tasks in structured environments, but lack the versatility and adaptability required to interact with and locomote within the natural world. To increase versatility…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 13th, 2018 54 plays 0