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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 ...
    • From (Inverse) Optimal Control to Joint (Cooperative) Sequential Manipulation and Motion Planning 

      Toussaint, Marc (2016-02-10)
      With this talk, my aim is to give a more integrated view on my research. I will start with the planning-as-inference framework and its implications in the context of stochastic optimal control. While this, in principle, ...
    • 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, ...
    • From Learning Movement Primitives to Associative Skill Memories 

      Schaal, Stefan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-21)
      Skillful and goal-directed interaction with a dynamically changing world is among the hallmarks of human perception and motor control. Understanding the mechanisms of such skills and how they are learned is a long-standing ...
    • From Odin to DARwIn: Robot Evolution by Intelligent Design 

      Hong, Dennis W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-20)
      Most mobile robots we see today utilize wheels or treads to move around. But why don't we see such locomotion mechanisms in nature? Or a better question we should ask is: why don't we use locomotion mechanisms used in ...
    • Fundamentals of Walking and Running: From Animal Experiments to Robot Demonstrations 

      Hurst, Jonathan W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04-17)
      Dynamic walking and running are high-dimensional, highly dynamic, self-stable behaviors that are best implemented by a system comprised of passive elements, such as springs, and active control from sensors and computing. ...
    • The Future Has Arrived: Integrating Transformative Technologies in the Workplace 

      Mathiason, Garry G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-18)
    • Future of Autonomous Vehicles 

      Washington, Ken (2016-10-13)
    • 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 ...
    • How Should a Robot Perceive the World? 

      Saxena, Ashutosh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-28)
      In order for a robot to perform tasks in the human environments, it first needs to figure out "what" to perceive. While for some robotic tasks (such as an object finding robot) this is relatively straightforward (e.g., ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Improving Multi-Fingered Robot Manipulation by Unifying Learning and Planning 

      Hermans, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-11)
      Multi-fingered hands offer autonomous robots increased dexterity, versatility, and stability over simple two-fingered grippers. Naturally, this increased ability comes with increased complexity in planning and executing ...
    • Indoor/Outdoor Autonomous Navigation and 3D Exploration with a Quadrotor 

      Michael, Nathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-10-03)
      In this talk, I will discuss approaches to state estimation and exploration with an autonomous quadrotor in indoor and outdoor environments. Quadrotors, and more generally micro-aerial vehicles, offer 3D mobility and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Integrated Task and Motion Planning in Belief Space 

      Lozano-Pérez, Tomás (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04-03)
      This talk describes an integrated strategy for planning, perception, state-estimation and action in complex mobile manipulation domains based on planning in the belief space of probability distributions over states, using ...
    • Integrating Robots into Team-Oriented Environments 

      Shah, Julie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-15)
      Recent advances in computation, sensing, and hardware enable robotics to perform an increasing percentage of traditionally manual tasks in manufacturing. Yet, often the assembly mechanic cannot be removed entirely from the ...
    • Interactive Sports Analytics: Going Beyond Spreadsheets 

      Lucey, Patrick (2016-03-30)
      Imagine watching a sports game live and having the ability to find all plays which are similar to what just happened immediately. Better still, imagine having the ability to draw a play with the x’s and o’s on an interface, ...
    • 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 ...