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    • Accelerated Optimization in the PDE Framework 

      Yezzi, Anthony J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-24)
      Following the seminal work of Nesterov, accelerated optimization methods (sometimes referred to as momentum methods) have been used to powerfully boost the performance of first-order, gradient-based parameter estimation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Autonomous, Agile, Vision‐Controlled Drones: From Frame to Event Vision 

      Scaramuzza, Davide (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-09-22)
      Autonomous quadrotors will soon play a major role in search‐and‐rescue and remote‐inspection missions, where a fast response is crucial. Quadrotors have the potential to navigate quickly through unstructured environments, ...
    • Behind the Scenes: Decoding Intent from First Person Video 

      Park, Hyun Soo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-02-01)
      A first person video records not only what is out in the environment but also what is in our head (intention and attention) at the time via social and physical interactions. It is invisible but it can be revealed by ...
    • Beyond Geometric Path Planning: Paradigms and Algorithms for Modern Robotics 

      Hauser, Kris (2016-09-28)
      The development of algorithms to quickly compute collision-free paths for high dimensional systems was a major achievement in the field of motion planning in the 2000s. Despite this progress, recent advances in affordable ...
    • Challenges and Opportunities within Maritime Autonomy and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division 

      Bays, Matthew (2016-09-08)
      Interest in unmanned systems has increased considerably within the maritime domain and specifically the U.S. Navy over the last several decades. However, the littoral (shallow water) and undersea environments offer unique ...
    • 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 ...
    • Closing the Gap Between Machine Learning and Robotics 

      Boots, Byron (2016-10-05)
      Given a stream of multimodal sensory data, an autonomous robot must continuously refine its understanding of itself and its environment as it makes decisions on how to act to achieve a goal. These are difficult problems ...
    • Collective Construction by Termites and Other Robots 

      Werfel, Justin (2014-10-29)
      Termites build huge, complex structures through the collective actions of millions of independent agents. These natural systems inspire the research area of collective construction, whose goal is to develop autonomous ...
    • Computational Modeling and Enhancement of Human Skill 

      Hager, Gregory D. (2014-10-22)
      With the rapidly growing popularity of the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci system, robotic minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) has crossed the threshold from the laboratory to the real world. There are now hundreds of thousands ...
    • Computational Surgery: Helping Surgeons Avoid Mistakes with Better Robots 

      Kowalewski, Timothy M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-08)
      Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Despite over a decade of clinician-led efforts in policy and education, this issue remains. In the meantime, hospitals have adopted ...
    • 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 ...
    • Control of Multi-Robot Systems 

      Egerstedt, Magnus (2014-10-01)
      The last few years have seen significant progress in our understanding of how one should structure multi-robot systems. New control, coordination, and communication strategies have emerged and, in this talk, we discuss ...
    • Creating Robots That See 

      Corke, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-29)
      This talk will define and motivate the problem of robotic vision, the challenges as well as recent progress at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision. This includes component technologies such as novel cameras, deep ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cyber Human Interaction: A Control Systems/Robotics Perspective on Functional Electrical Stimulation 

      Dixon, Warren (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-04)
      Application of an electric field across skeletal muscle causes muscle contractions that produce limb movement. Clinicians have long prescribed electrical stimulation as a means to strengthen muscle; however, clinicians ...
    • Data-to-Decisions for Safe Autonomous Flight 

      Atkins, Ella (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
      Traditional sensor data can be augmented with new data sources such as roadmaps and geographical information system (GIS) Lidar/video to offer emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) a new ...
    • Decision Making in Robots and Animals 

      Lee, Daniel (2016-03-09)
      Current artificial intelligence systems for perception and action incorporate a number of techniques: optimal observer models, Bayesian filtering, probabilistic mapping, trajectory planning, dynamic navigation, and feedback ...
    • Deep Learning to Learn 

      Abbeel, Pieter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-20)
      Reinforcement learning and imitation learning have seen success in many domains, including autonomous helicopter flight, Atari, simulated locomotion, Go, robotic manipulation. However, sample complexity of these methods ...
    • Developing Sensing and Robotics Technologies for Plant Phenomics 

      Li, Changying (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-25)
      Feeding a world population of 9 billion people by 2050 amidst increasing climate variability is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The genomics revolution provides unprecedented power to develop new and ...