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    • 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 ...
    • Magnetic Capsule Robots for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Abdominal Surgery 

      Valdastri, Pietro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-04)
      The talk will move from capsule robots for gastrointestinal endoscopy toward a new generation of surgical robots and devices, having a relevant reduction in invasiveness as the main driver for innovation. Wireless capsule ...
    • The Manipulation Action Grammar: A Key to Intelligent Robots 

      Aloimonos, Yiannis (2016-04-06)
      Humanoid robots will need to learn the actions that humans perform. They will need to recognize these actions when they see them and they will need to perform these actions themselves. In this presentation, it is proposed ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Merging Humans and Machines to Assist Legged Locomotion 

      Ferris, Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-25)
      Robotic technologies have greatly advanced in recent years, enabling the creation of new wearable sensors and motorized devices. Robotic exoskeletons for human performance augmentation or neurological rehabilitation are ...
    • Mixed-Integer Convex Formulations for Planning Nonlinear Dynamics in Complex Environments 

      Tedrake, Russ (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-19)
      Humanoid robots walking across intermittent terrain, robotic arms grasping multifaceted objects, or UAVs darting left or right around a tree — many of the dynamics and control problems we face today have an inherently ...
    • 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 ...
    • Models for Mining Public Health Information from Social Media 

      Dredze, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-13)
      Twitter and other social media sites contain a wealth of information about populations and has been used to track sentiment towards products, measure political attitudes, and study social linguistics. In this talk, we ...