At the start of each semester a core seminar series is announced featuring guest speakers from around the world and from varying backgrounds in robotics. In addition to guest speakers, on campus research projects have also been presented.

Recent Submissions

  • From Tool to Assistant: Towards Developing Adaptive Surgical Robots for the Operating Room 

    Majewicz Fey, Ann (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-11-17)
    Human-generated, preventable errors, particularly those made intra-operatively, can lead to morbidity and mortality for the patient poor training outcomes for residents, and high costs for the hospital. Surgical robotic ...
  • Robotics and Warehouse Automation at Berkshire Grey 

    Mason, Matthew T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-09-22)
    This talk tells the Berkshire Grey story, from its founding in 2013 to its IPO earlier this year — the first robotics IPO since iRobot over 15 years ago. Berkshire Grey produces automated systems for e-commerce order ...
  • Tentacle-like Continuum Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery 

    Chen, Yue (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-11-03)
    Intelligent animals are able to safely interact with their environments, whether those environments are hard or soft, and over a wide range of geometry. Modern robots made from serially arranged rigid links lack the ...
  • Learning to Walk and Navigate on Legged Robots 

    Ha, Sehoon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-10-20)
    Recent advances in both software and hardware opened a new horizon of robotics: artificial intelligence discovered dynamic motions in simulation and hardware became powerful enough to execute human-level stunts. However, ...
  • Understanding and Mitigating Bias in Vision Systems 

    Hoffman, Judy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-10-06)
    As visual recognition models are developed across diverse applications; we need the ability to reliably deploy our systems in a variety of environments. At the same time, visual models tend to be trained and evaluated on ...
  • Shedding Light on 3D Cameras 

    Gupta, Mohit (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-09-08)
    The advent (and commoditization) of low-cost 3D cameras is revolutionizing many application domains, including robotics, autonomous navigation, human computer interfaces, and recently even consumer devices such as cell-phones. ...
  • Conflict-Aware Risk-Averse and Safe Reinforcement Learning: A Meta-Cognitive Learning Framework 

    Modares, Hamidreza (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04-14)
    While the success of reinforcement learning (RL) in computer games has shown impressive engineering feat, unlike the computer games, safety-critical settings such as unmanned vehicles must thrash around in the real world, ...
  • Towards Robust HRI: A Stochastic Optimization Approach 

    Nikolaidis, Stefanos (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-31)
    The growth of scale and complexity of interactions between humans and robots highlights the need for new computational methods to automatically evaluate novel algorithms and applications. Exploring the diverse scenarios ...
  • Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) Industry Day Panel - Career Options in Robotics 

    Burnstein, Jeff; Battles, Jon; Joppru, Mark; Balakirsky, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-17)
    The robotics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The industry is rapidly changing as robotics have moved from the manufacturing floor into almost every segment of our lives. This seminar will ...
  • Career Options in Robotics: Academia vs Industry 

    Collins, Thomas R.; Coogan, Samuel; Dellaert, Frank; Mazumdar, Anirban; Parikh, Anup; Young, Aaron J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-02-17)
  • Robot Learning: Quo Vadis? 

    Peters, Jan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-11-18)
    Autonomous robots that can assist humans in situations of daily life have been a long standing vision of robotics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences. A first step towards this goal is to create robots that ...
  • Reinforcement Learning: Leveraging Deep Learning for Control 

    Buhr, Craig (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-11-04)
    Reinforcement learning is getting a lot of attention lately. People are excited about its potential to solve complex problems in areas such as robotics and automated driving, where traditional control methods can be ...
  • From Coexistence to Collaboration: Towards Reliable Collaborative Robots 

    Ravichandar, Harish (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-10-14)
    The field of robotics has made incredible progress over the past several decades. Indeed, we have built impressive robots capable of performing complex and intricate tasks in a variety of domains. Most modern robots, ...
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Robots and Intelligent Machines 

    Gombolay, Matthew C.; Mazumdar, Ellen Y. C.; Yaszek, Lisa; Young, Aaron J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-09-30)
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a space opera movie captured the imaginations of roboticists, researchers, and writers from around the world. Over the last 43 years, Star Wars has had an immense impact on our ...
  • Cost of Transport, the Correct Metric for Mobile Systems? 

    Mazumdar, Anirban; Rouse, Elliott; Sawicki, Gregory; Young, Aaron J.; Zhao, Ye (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-09-16)
    Energetic cost of locomotion is often the gold standard measures used in autonomous robotic walking for efficiency as well as humans augmented with lower limb wearable robotics. The panel will discuss the relative benefits ...
  • Navigation and Mapping for Robot Teams in Uncertain Environments 

    How, Jonathan P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-01-22)
    Our work addresses the planning, control, and mapping issues for autonomous robot teams that operate in challenging, partially observable, dynamic environments with limited field-of-view sensors. In such scenarios, individual ...
  • Learning from the Field: Physically-based Deep Learning to Advance Robot Vision in Natural Environments 

    Skinner, Katherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-01-08)
    Field robotics refers to the deployment of robots and autonomous systems in unstructured or dynamic environments across air, land, sea, and space. Robust sensing and perception can enable these systems to perform tasks ...
  • Toward Dynamic, Tactical, Remote Robotic Ops: Active Perception and Other Key Technologies 

    Buerger, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-13)
    Dynamic, tactical, remote operations in which unmanned systems must manage multiple, changing objectives in uncertain, evolving and potentially adversarial environments, without the benefit of prior scripting, present an ...
  • Robophysics: Physics Meets Robotics 

    Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-30)
    Robots will soon move from the factory floor and into our lives (e.g., autonomous cars, package delivery drones, and search-and-rescue devices). However, compared to living systems, robot capabilities in complex environments ...
  • Uniting Robots and Ultrasound for Cardiac Repair 

    Howe, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-09)
    Minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized many areas of surgery, but heart surgery has seen limited progress. We are working to combine ultrasound imaging and robotic manipulation to enable cardiac procedures that ...

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