• The Confluence of Robotics and Automation for Next Generation Manufacturing 

      Christensen, Henrik (2014-09-24)
      In this presentation we will discuss how hard automation in many cases is getting replaced by flexible automation. The ideal factory is no longer a sequence of fixed processing stations, but a swarm of heterogenous stationary ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...