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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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 0 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 5th, 2020 12 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  Kathryn Gentilello on September 24th, 2020 42 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  Kathryn Gentilello on February 3rd, 2020 35 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  Kathryn Gentilello on January 13th, 2020 6 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  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2019 5 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 25th, 2019 4 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 7th, 2019 48 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 7 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 10 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 19 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 15 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 65 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 33 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 3 plays 0