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    • Enabling Technologies for More Accurate, Less Invasive Robotic Surgery 

      Webster, Robert J., III (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-05)
      This seminar will focus on recent results from the Vanderbilt Medical & Electromechanical Design Laboratory on concentric tube robots, capsule endoscopy, and robotic cochlear implant surgery, together with a brief discussion ...
    • Crowd Sourced Fast Scalable Dense Reconstruction of the World 

      Frahm, Jan-Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-19)
      In recent years photo and video sharing web sites like Flickr and Youtube have become increasingly popular. Nowadays, every day millions of photos are uploaded. These photos survey the world. Given the scale of data we are ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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., ...
    • Ocean Research and Robotics 

      Moroni, Dan; Rubsamen, Amy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-23)
      The presentation will go through the details of the Wave Glider and how Liquid Robotics (LRI) is working to build a platform to enable others to do ocean research without the high costs and risks of conducting ocean ...
    • Efficient Algorithms for Semantic Scene Parsing 

      Urtasun, Raquel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-25)
      Developing autonomous systems that are able to assist humans in everyday’s tasks is one of the grand challenges in modern computer science. Notable examples are personal robotics for the elderly and people with disabilities, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Visual Search and Summarization 

      Grauman, Kristen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-06)
      Widespread visual sensors and unprecedented connectivity have left us awash with visual data---from online photo collections, home videos, news footage, medical images, or surveillance feeds. How can we efficiently browse ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Characterizing and Improving the Performance of Teleoperated Mobile Manipulators 

      Tilbury, Dawn M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-11)
      Vehicles in racing simulation video games speed down virtual racecourses in excess of 100mph. However, teleoperated mobile manipulators in search and rescue operations inch along at an excruciatingly slow pace, even though ...
    • 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, ...
    • Algebraic Methods for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control 

      Tedrake, Russ (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-23)
      Some years ago, experiments with passive dynamic walking convinced me that finding efficient algorithms to reason about the nonlinear dynamics of our machines would be the key to turning a lumbering humanoid into a graceful ...
    • Perceiving the 3D World from Images 

      Savarese, Silvio (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-15)
      When we look at an environment such as a coffee shop, we don't just recognize the objects in isolation, but rather perceive a rich scenery of the 3D space, its objects and all the relations among them. This allows us to ...
    • 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 ...
    • Video Synopsis 

      Peleg, Shmuel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
      Surveillance video is practically never used because there are too many hours of video for people to watch. Most attempts to deal with the overflow of surveillance video involve the development of automatic video understanding, ...