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    • 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 ...
    • Risky Robotics: Developing a Practical Solution for Stochastic Optimal Control 

      Rogers, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-15)
      Risk is a ubiquitous aspect of control and path planning for robots operating in unstructured real‐world environments. Nevertheless, humans still far surpass robots in their ability to evaluate complex tradeoffs under ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Robot-assisted Surgery: A Platform for New Technologies and Algorithms 

      Jarc, Anthony (2016-09-07)
      Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. To date, skilled surgeons using da Vinci Systems have performed more than 3 million minimally invasive ...
    • Robotic and Haptic Manipulation 

      Xiao, Jing (2016-01-20)
      Autonomous manipulation remains one of the most important challenges for robots, especially in cluttered environments with uncertainty and unknowns. Haptic simulation of manipulation is highly desirable for virtual training, ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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, ...
    • The Robotic Scientist: Automating Discovery, from Cognitive Robotics to Computational Biology 

      Lipson, Hod (2015-03-04)
      Can robots discover scientific laws automatically? Despite the prevalence of computing power, the process of finding natural laws and their corresponding equations has resisted automation. This talk will outline a series ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Robust Agility and Safety for Dynamic Aerial Manipulation and Legged Locomotion 

      Sreenath, Koushil (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10)
      Biological systems are able to move with great elegance, agility, and efficiency in a wide range of environments. Endowing machines with similar capabilities requires designing controllers that can address the challenges ...
    • 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 ...
    • Shared Control of Functional Electrical Stimulation and an Electric Motor in a Hybrid Neuroprosthesis 

      Sharma, Nitin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-08)
      Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can be used to artificially activate paralyzed lower limb muscles to restore walking and standing function in persons with neurological disorders. Despite its potential, FES-based ...
    • Snakes and Spiders, Robots and Geometry 

      Hatton, Ross L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-12)
      Locomotion and perception are common threads between robotics and biology. Understanding these phenomena at a mechanical level involves nonlinear dynamics and the coordination of many degrees of freedom. In this talk, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Software-enabled Cost-effective Robotics 

      Tardella, Neil; English, James; Enowaki, Takeshi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-09)
      Traditional industrial robots are built for heavy payloads, high accuracy, and fast execution. Though these robots are well suited for many automation tasks, the next generation of robots will be smaller, lighter weight, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Stochastic Control: From Theory to Parallel Computation and Applications 

      Theodorou, Evangelos A. (2016-02-24)
      For autonomous systems to operate in stochastic environments, they have to be equipped with fast decision-making processes to reason about the best possible action. Grounded on first principles in stochastic optimal control ...