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Todd Murphey - Control Principles for Robot Learning

Embodied learning systems rely on motion synthesis to enable efficient and flexible learning during continuous online deployment. Motion motivated by learning needs can be found throughout natural…

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Kevin Lynch - Autonomous and Human-Collaborative Robotic Manipulation

Research at the Center for Robotics and Biosystems at Northwestern University includes bio-inspiration, neuromechanics, human-machine systems, and swarm robotics, among other topics. In this talk I…

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Michael Posa - Do We Really Need all that Data? Learning and Control for Contact-rich Manipulation

For all the promise of big-data machine learning, what will happen when robots deploy to our homes and workplaces and inevitably encounter new objects, new tasks, and new environments? If a solution…

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Koushil Sreenath - Dynamic Legged LocoManipulation: Balancing Reinforcement Learning with Model-Based Control

Model-based control methods such as control Lyapunov and control barrier functions can provide formal guarantees of stability and safety for dynamic legged locomotion, given a precise model of the…

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Allison Okamura - Sort robots for humanity

Traditional robotic manipulators are constructed from rigid links and localized joints, which enables large forces and workspaces but creates challenges for safe and comfortable interaction with the…

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Joohyung Kim - Towards Human-Friendly Robots: We need more Robots at Home

The demand for robots that can work in close proximity and interact physically with humans has been increasing. Currently, there are robots in airports, restaurants, and amusement parks that guide,…

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Howie Choset - Making Large Dimensional Problems Small Again

Motion is all around us. Motion is particularly interesting when it has many degrees of freedom. This talk covers the design, sensing, and planning for snake, multi-agent and modular robot high DOF…

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Shreyas Kousik - The Right Stuff: Representing Safety to Get Robots Out in the Real World

Autonomous robots have the incredible potential to aid people by taking on difficult tasks and working alongside us. However, it will be difficult to trust robots in widespread deployment without…

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Veronica Santos - Get in touch: Tactile perception for human-robot systems

Compared to vision, the complementary sense of touch has yet to be broadly integrated into robotic systems that physically interact with the world. An artificial sense of touch is especially useful…

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Alfred Rizzi - Developing Robots that are Smart in both Body and Mind

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Mazen Farhood - Robust Control Tools for Validating UAS Flight Controllers

This talk presents a framework based on robust control theory to aid in the certification process of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight controllers. Uncertainties are characterized and quantified…

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Zachary Manchester - Composable Optimization for Robotic Motion Planning and Control

Contact interactions are pervasive in key real-world robotic tasks like manipulation and walking. However, the non-smooth dynamics associated with impacts and friction remain challenging to model,…

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Ralph Hollis - Ballbots

Who would want to make a mobile robot that has only a single spherical wheel? Well, I did! My talk will trace the development of the first successful “ballbot,” beginning in 2004. Now,…

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Hadas Kress-Gazit - Synthesizing and Guaranteeing Robot Behaviors

In this talk I will describe how formal methods such as synthesis – automatically creating a system from a formal specification – can be leveraged to design robots, guarantee their…

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Cédric Pradalier - Field Robotics and Automation at GeorgiaTech Lorraine: An overview

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Melkior Ornik - Resilience of Autonomous Systems: A Step Beyond Adaptation

The ability of a system to correctly respond to a sudden adverse event is critical for high-level autonomy in complex, changing, or remote environments. By assuming continuing structural knowledge…

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