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    • Multiscale Robotics and Control: From Microns and Millimeters to Human Size 

      Popa, Dan O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-19)
      Established more than half a century ago, the fields of control and robotics are continuously evolving by expanding their scale-independent toolboxes into new domains of science and engineering. In this talk, we use examples ...
    • Tractability and Attention: Key Roles in Robotic Visual Search 

      Tsotsos, John K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-03-05)
      Visual search for objects, locations, or events of interest is a central capability for a robot with real-world utility. This capability cannot be limited to yes-no detection; it must include an ability to measure, describe, ...
    • Systems, Software, and Simulation: Meeting the DARPA Robotics Challenge 

      Gennert, Michael A. (2014-04-23)
      This talk describes the WPI-CMU DRC Team entry, the hardware choices, and software architecture that enable human-in-the-loop control of a 28 degree-of-freedom Atlas humanoid robot over a limited bandwidth link. We discuss ...
    • Virtual Reality: Full Steam Ahead 

      LaValle, Steven M. (2014-09-05)
      Using the latest technology, we can safely hijack your most trusted senses, thereby fooling your brain into believing you are in another world. Virtual reality (VR) has been around for a long time, but due to the ...
    • The Confluence of Robotics and Automation for Next Generation Manufacturing 

      Christensen, Henrik (2014-09-24)
      In this presentation we will discuss how hard automation in many cases is getting replaced by flexible automation. The ideal factory is no longer a sequence of fixed processing stations, but a swarm of heterogenous stationary ...
    • Control of Multi-Robot Systems 

      Egerstedt, Magnus (2014-10-01)
      The last few years have seen significant progress in our understanding of how one should structure multi-robot systems. New control, coordination, and communication strategies have emerged and, in this talk, we discuss ...
    • Quantitative System for Technical Assessment and Training of Skills (STATS) for Surgical Performance 

      Krovi, Venkat N. (2014-10-08)
      Surgical procedural performance involves interplay of a highly dynamic system of intercoupled perceptual, sensory, and cognitive components—at the current stage, however, our focus is on sensorimotor procedural performance. ...
    • Computational Modeling and Enhancement of Human Skill 

      Hager, Gregory D. (2014-10-22)
      With the rapidly growing popularity of the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci system, robotic minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) has crossed the threshold from the laboratory to the real world. There are now hundreds of thousands ...
    • Collective Construction by Termites and Other Robots 

      Werfel, Justin (2014-10-29)
      Termites build huge, complex structures through the collective actions of millions of independent agents. These natural systems inspire the research area of collective construction, whose goal is to develop autonomous ...
    • Human-Centered Principles and Methods for Designing Robotic Technologies 

      Mutlu, Bilge (2014-11-05)
      The emergence of robotic products that serve as automated tools, assistants, and collaborators promises tremendous benefits across a range of everyday settings from the home to manufacturing facilities. While these ...
    • Dynamic Animation and Robotics Toolkit 

      Liu, Karen (2014-11-12)
      Designing control algorithms for complex dynamic systems is a challenging and time consuming process. It often requires deriving nonlinear differential equations, formulating optimization problems, and solving numerous ...
    • Transformations and Frontiers in Robot Motion and Manipulation 

      Berenson, Dmitry (2015-01-14)
      Robotics is undergoing three transformations, which are changing our research focus and opening doors to new applications. The need for robotic manipulation in unstructured environments, human-robot collaborative systems, ...
    • Turning Assistive Machines into Assistive Robots 

      Argall, Brenna D. (2015-01-21)
      For decades, the potential for automation—in particular, in the form of smart wheelchairs—to aid those with motor or cognitive impairments, has been recognized. It is a paradox that often the more severe a person's motor ...
    • Efficient Lifelong Machine Learning 

      Eaton, Eric R. (2015-02-11)
      Lifelong learning is a key characteristic of human intelligence, largely responsible for the variety and complexity of our behavior. This process allows us to rapidly learn new skills by building upon and continually ...
    • The Robotic Scientist: Automating Discovery, from Cognitive Robotics to Computational Biology 

      Lipson, Hod (2015-03-04)
      Can robots discover scientific laws automatically? Despite the prevalence of computing power, the process of finding natural laws and their corresponding equations has resisted automation. This talk will outline a series ...
    • Humanoids of the Future 

      Sentis, Luis (2015-03-25)
      As the world’s population lives longer, human-centered robotics emerges as a solution for the assistance, augmentation, and representation of humans to their comfort, productivity, and health. In this context, the Human ...
    • Risky Robotics: Developing a Practical Solution for Stochastic Optimal Control 

      Rogers, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-15)
      Risk is a ubiquitous aspect of control and path planning for robots operating in unstructured real‐world environments. Nevertheless, humans still far surpass robots in their ability to evaluate complex tradeoffs under ...
    • Multi‐Robot Systems for Monitoring and Controlling Large Scale Environments 

      Schwager, Mac (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-22)
      Groups of aerial, ground, and sea robots working collaboratively have the potential to transform the way we sense and interact with our environment at large scales. They can serve as eyes‐in‐the‐sky for environmental ...
    • Words, Pictures, and Common Sense 

      Parikh, Devi (2015-12-01)
      As computer vision and natural language processing techniques are maturing, there is heightened activity in exploring the connection between images and language. In this talk, I will present several recent and ongoing ...
    • Multirobot Coordination: From High-level Specification to Correct Execution 

      Ayanian, Nora (2015-12-02)
      Using a group of robots in place of a single complex robot to accomplish a task has many benefits, including simplified system repair, less down time, and lower cost. Combining heterogeneous groups of these multi-robot ...