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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  

Alan Amling - Launched by Disruption

E-commerce, globalization and urbanization, combined with new technologies and business models, are disrupting industry stalwarts. Today, no company is immune from disruption. How should…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 3 Weeks ago 12 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  

Clifford Pyron - Georgia Ports: What's Next

We will discuss a general global perspective, and then a North America focus on current and future supply chain challenges relative to infrastructure constraints. An overview of omni-channel dynamics…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A month ago 16 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  

Nancey Green Leigh - Rethinking the Warehouse: Urban Space and Economy in an Age of Smart Logistics

Urban logistics automation is collapsing traditional boundaries between storage and delivery, extending the warehouse presence in the built environment. At the same time, the growth of e-commerce…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 36 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  

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 4 Months ago 18 views 0  

Pascal Van Hentenryck - Scalable On-demand Mobility Services

The convergence of several technology enablers, including ubiquitous connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and sophisticated analytics, provides unique opportunities to fundamentally transform mobility…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 4 Months ago 33 views 0  

Chris Urmson - Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly

The sixth Kelly Distinguished Lecturer, Chris Urmson, will present “Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly” on Wednesday, November 7, from…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 5 Months ago 293 views 0  

Gabor Lugosi - Combinatorial Testing Problems

In these lectures we discuss some statistical problems with an interesting combinatorial structure behind. We start by reviewing the "hidden clique" problem, a simple prototypical example…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 5 Months ago 18 views 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 5 Months ago 31 views 0  

Alejandro Toriello - Operational and Tactical Analysis of Same-Day Delivery Distribution Systems

E-retail is a highly competitive segment that constantly demands innovation and process improvement. One such innovation rapidly gaining traction is same-day delivery (SDD); large e-retailers like…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 5 Months ago 34 views 0