Launched on November 4, 2013, the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) evolved into Georgia Tech’s newest Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI), built upon the foundational work developed in the former Robotics & Intelligent Machines Center (RIM@Georgia Tech). IRIM brings together robotics researchers from across campus—spanning colleges, departments and individual labs—to create new collaborative opportunities for faculty, strengthen partnerships with industry and government and maximize the societal impact of the transformative robotics research conducted at Georgia Tech.

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Recent Submissions

  • Safety of Autonomous Systems: Challenges in Coordination, Consistency, and Integration 

    Fleming, Cody (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-10)
    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 that continue to arise ...
  • Doing for Our Robots What Nature Did for Us 

    Kaelbling, Leslie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-27)
    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 “the wild” (that is, when the robot is ...
  • Mobile Data Collection in an Aquatic Environment: Cyber Maritime Cycles for Distributed Autonomy 

    Zhang, Fumin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-06)
    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 transformation between Eulerian ...
  • Robotic Manipulation: A Broadening View 

    Mason, Matthew T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-20)
    Professor Mason discusses 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 e-commerce and logistics, ...
  • Human Teacher’s Perception of Teaching Methods for Machine Learning Algorithms 

    Feigh, Karen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-06)
    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 goal, researchers and ...
  • Robots for Physical Interaction 

    Kim, Sangbae (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-23)
    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 sensing and interaction ...
  • Factor Graphs for Flexible Inference in Robotics and Vision 

    Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-09)
    In robotics and computer vision, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and Structure from Motion (SFM) are important and closely related problems in robotics and vision. I will review how SLAM, SFM and other problems ...
  • Robotic and Wearable Sensing Technologies for Movement Rehabilitation After Neurologic Injury 

    Reinkensmeyer, David J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-28)
    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 neurologic injuries. ...
  • Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly 

    Urmson, Christopher (Chris) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    We are in a new era of mobility. Synergistic changes within the automotive industry are occurring simultaneously that have the potential to reduce important social costs: electric cars, ride sharing, and self-driving ...
  • Data-to-Decisions for Safe Autonomous Flight 

    Atkins, Ella (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    Traditional sensor data can be augmented with new data sources such as roadmaps and geographical information system (GIS) Lidar/video to offer emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) a new ...
  • Accelerated Optimization in the PDE Framework 

    Yezzi, Anthony J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-24)
    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 parameter estimation ...
  • Pilot Study For Examining Human-Robot Trust In Healthcare Interventions Involving Sensitive Personal Information 

    Xu, Jin; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, 2017-07)
    Socially interactive humanoid robots have been widely used in physical therapy and rehabilitation for children with motor disabilities. Previous studies have shown that embedding human-like behavior on a robotic playmate ...
  • Mechanical Intelligence in Robotic Manipulation: Towards Human-Level Dexterity in Robotic and Prosthetic Hands 

    Dollar, Aaron M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-10)
    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. Current robotic and prosthetic ...
  • Mathematics and Learning for Agile and Dynamic Bipedal Locomotion 

    Grizzle, Jessy W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-26)
    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 control for highly dynamic ...
  • Robotic Skins That Turn Inanimate Objects Into Multifunctional Robots 

    Kramer-Bottiglio, Rebecca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-12)
    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 in robot design, my ...
  • Creating Robots That See 

    Corke, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-29)
    This talk will define and motivate the problem of robotic vision, the challenges as well as recent progress at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision. This includes component technologies such as novel cameras, deep ...
  • Deep Learning to Learn 

    Abbeel, Pieter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-20)
    Reinforcement learning and imitation learning have seen success in many domains, including autonomous helicopter flight, Atari, simulated locomotion, Go, robotic manipulation. However, sample complexity of these methods ...
  • Towards Using Visual Attributes to Infer Image Sentiment Of Social Events 

    Ahsan, Unaiza; De Choudhury, Munmun; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017)
    Widespread and pervasive adoption of smartphones has led to instant sharing of photographs that capture events ranging from mundane to life-altering happenings. We propose to capture sentiment information of such social ...
  • Selfie-Presentation in Everyday Life: A Large-scale Characterization of Selfie Contexts on Instagram 

    Deeb-Swihart, Julia; Polack, Christopher; Gilbert, Eric; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2017)
    Carefully managing the presentation of self via technology is a core practice on all modern social media platforms. Recently, selfies have emerged as a new, pervasive genre of identity performance. In many ways unique, ...
  • The Semi-Coaxial Multirotor 

    Bershadsky, Dmitry; Haviland, Stephen; Johnson, Eric N. (2018-05)
    The ”semi-coaxial” multirotor configuration is presented including its advantages over the conventional coaxial rotor configuration. The semi-coaxial configuration retains the benefits of the coaxial configuration, and ...

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