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

  • Deception, ExoNets, SmushWare, and Organic Data: New Frontiers In Neuro-Rehabilitation 

    Patton, James L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-24)
    Making use of visual display technology and human-robotic interfaces, many researchers have illustrated various opportunities to distort visual and physical realities. We have had success with interventions such as error ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...

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