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

  • Composable Optimization for Robotic Motion Planning and Control 

    Manchester, Zachary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11-02)
    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, and motion planning and ...
  • Ballbots 

    Hollis, Ralph L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-10-19)
    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, many ballbots have been built or ...
  • Insect Scale Multifunctional Micro-Aerial-Robots Powered by Soft Artificial Muscles 

    Chen, Yufeng (Kevin) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-09-21)
    Recent advances in microrobotics have demonstrated remarkable locomotive capabilities such as hovering flights, impulsive jumps, and fast running in insect-scale robots. However, most microrobots that are powered by ...
  • Synthesizing & Guaranteeing Robot Behaviors 

    Kress-Gazit, Hadas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-03-09)
    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 behavior, and provide feedback about ...
  • Field Robotics and Automation at GeorgiaTech Lorraine: An overview 

    Pradalier, Cédric (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-03-30)
  • Resilience of Autonomous Systems: A Step Beyond Adaptation 

    Ornik, Melkior (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-02-23)
    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 about the system, classical ...
  • Wearable Device Design and Biomechanical Research at Sandia National Labs 

    Wheeler, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-02-09)
    Musculoskeletal biomechanics research has provided numerous important insights into human movement that inform the design of assistive devices. These devices have the potential to retore or rehabilitate lost function, ...
  • Robot Motion Planning: Challenges and Opportunities for Increasing Robot Autonomy 

    Moll, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-01-26)
    Robot manipulators are increasingly deployed outside of carefully controlled factory settings. Advances in robot motion planning have made it possible to compute feasible motions for more complex systems. My work is focused ...
  • 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 ...

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