IRIM activities leverage the strengths and resources of Georgia Tech by reaching across traditional boundaries to embrace a multidisciplinary approach. The College of Computing, College of Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute play key, complementary roles through Tech's traditional expertise in interactive and intelligent computing, control, and mechanical engineering.

Emphasizing personal and everyday robotics as well as the future of automation, faculty involved with RIM help students understand and define the future role of robotics in society.

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Geometry and Mechanics of Feet and Fins 

    Venkadesan, Madhusudhan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-11)
    The stiffness of propulsive appendages, such as feet and fins, is important in locomotory function. In this talk, I show that curvature-induced stiffness is the common principle underlying the stiffness of both primate ...
  • Soft Miniature Mobile Robots 

    Sitti, Metin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-02-28)
    Soft functional materials could enable physical intelligence for small-scale (from a few millimeters down to a few micrometers overall size) mobile robots by enabling them with unique capabilities such as shape changing ...
  • Robots with Privacy Stipulations 

    Shell, Dylan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-02-14)
    In late July last year, it came to light that iRobot Corp. intended to sell the maps that modern Roomba vacuum cleaning robots build to help them navigate. This caused a public furor among consumers. This situation and ...
  • Physics-Based Manipulation With and Around People 

    Srinivasa, Siddhartha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-01-31)
    Robots manipulate with super-human speed and dexterity on factory floors, but they fail even under moderate amounts of clutter or uncertainty. However, human teleoperators perform remarkable acts of manipulation with the ...
  • Computational Surgery: Helping Surgeons Avoid Mistakes with Better Robots 

    Kowalewski, Timothy M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-08)
    Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Despite over a decade of clinician-led efforts in policy and education, this issue remains. In the meantime, hospitals have adopted ...
  • Vision Based Navigation and Tracking with Small UAVs 

    Beard, Randal W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-01)
    This talk will describe our current work on vision-based autonomous navigation and tracking using small UAVs and provide an overview of two ongoing projects. The first project is relative navigation in GPS degraded ...
  • Developing Sensing and Robotics Technologies for Plant Phenomics 

    Li, Changying (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-25)
    Feeding a world population of 9 billion people by 2050 amidst increasing climate variability is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The genomics revolution provides unprecedented power to develop new and ...
  • Preparing for the Coming Machine Revolution 

    D'Andrea, Raffaello (2017-11-08)
    Spanning academics, business, and the arts, Raffaello D’Andrea’s career is built on his ability to bridge theory and practice. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, his research redefines the ...
  • The Evolution of Soft Robotics 

    Shepherd, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-18)
    The field of soft mechanisms and sensors provides an exciting opportunity for new hardware development in robotics, a field that is becoming more and more important. This talk describes the development of soft mechanisms, ...

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