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    • 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 ...
    • Stochastic Models in Robotics 

      Chirikjian, Gregory (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-20)
      Many stochastic problems of interest in engineering and science involve random, rigid-body motions. In this talk, a variety of stochastic phenomena that evolve on the group of rigid-body motions will be discussed together ...
    • Supersizing Self-Supervision: Learning Perception and Action Without Human Supervision 

      Gupta, Abhinav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-09)
      This talk will discuss how to learn representation for perception and action without using any manual supervision. Gupta will discuss how we can learn ConvNets for vision in a completely unsupervised manner using ...
    • Systems, Software, and Simulation: Meeting the DARPA Robotics Challenge 

      Gennert, Michael A. (2014-04-23)
      This talk describes the WPI-CMU DRC Team entry, the hardware choices, and software architecture that enable human-in-the-loop control of a 28 degree-of-freedom Atlas humanoid robot over a limited bandwidth link. We discuss ...
    • Toward Dynamic, Tactical, Remote Robotic Ops: Active Perception and Other Key Technologies 

      Buerger, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-13)
      Dynamic, tactical, remote operations in which unmanned systems must manage multiple, changing objectives in uncertain, evolving and potentially adversarial environments, without the benefit of prior scripting, present an ...
    • Toward Robots that Understand People and Their Environment 

      Fox, Dieter (2016-09-21)
      To interact and collaborate with people in a natural way, robots must be able to recognize objects in their environments, accurately track the actions of humans, and estimate their goals and intentions. The last years have ...
    • Towards an Integrated Architecture for Open-World Human-Robot Interactions 

      Scheutz, Matthias (2016-01-27)
      “Open-world” human-robot interactions differ significantly from “closed-world” human-robot interactions because not all task-relevant information is available at the beginning of the interaction in the former (while it is ...
    • 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 ...
    • Towards Visual Route Following for Mobile Robots…Forever! 

      Barfoot, Tim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-20)
      In this talk I will describe a particular approach to visual route following for mobile robots that we have developed, called Visual Teach & Repeat (VT&R), and what I think the next steps are to make this system usable in ...
    • Tractability and Attention: Key Roles in Robotic Visual Search 

      Tsotsos, John K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-03-05)
      Visual search for objects, locations, or events of interest is a central capability for a robot with real-world utility. This capability cannot be limited to yes-no detection; it must include an ability to measure, describe, ...
    • Transformations and Frontiers in Robot Motion and Manipulation 

      Berenson, Dmitry (2015-01-14)
      Robotics is undergoing three transformations, which are changing our research focus and opening doors to new applications. The need for robotic manipulation in unstructured environments, human-robot collaborative systems, ...
    • Turning Assistive Machines into Assistive Robots 

      Argall, Brenna D. (2015-01-21)
      For decades, the potential for automation—in particular, in the form of smart wheelchairs—to aid those with motor or cognitive impairments, has been recognized. It is a paradox that often the more severe a person's motor ...
    • Uniting Robots and Ultrasound for Cardiac Repair 

      Howe, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-09)
      Minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized many areas of surgery, but heart surgery has seen limited progress. We are working to combine ultrasound imaging and robotic manipulation to enable cardiac procedures that ...
    • University of Michigan’s Work Toward Autonomous Cars 

      Eustice, Ryan M. (2016-04-20)
      Self-driving test vehicles have become a reality on roadways, and there is an ever-present push toward making them a consumer product in the not-so-distant future. In this talk, I will give an overview of some of our ...