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Maryland Robotics Center Seminars

All seminars in the series are held on Fridays, usually in the A.V. Williams Building. Please check individual seminar information for times and specific locations.

Spring 2014

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.


NOTE: This Feb. 14 seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for later this spring.

February 14
Secure state-estimation and control for dynamical systems under adversarial attacks
Dr. Paulo Tabuada
UCLA Electrical Engineering

April 11
Recent algorithms for the assignment problem in multi-robot task allocation
Dr. Dylan Shell
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

May 9
Topic to be announced soon
Dr. Lydia E. Kavraki
Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and Bioengineering
Rice University

Fall 2013

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

October 11
Robots (and Informatics) to the Rescue.
Dr. Robin Murphy
Texas A&M University
| video |

October 14
Artificial mind with emotion and sociality.
Prof. Minoru Asada
Osaka University

October 25
Feedback Control of Bipedal Locomotion: Theory and Experiment
Professor Jessy W. Grizzle
University of Michigan
| video |

Spring 2013

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

February 22
Symbiotic Autonomy: Robots, Humans and the Web
Dr. Manuela M. Veloso
Carnegie Mellon University

March 1
Visual Guidance of Flight in Bees & Birds, & Applications to Robotics
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan
Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland

March 8
FIRST Robotics in Maryland – Inspiring STEM Excellence
Bill Duncan
Regional Director in Maryland for FIRST,
Executive Director of STEMaction, Inc.

April 5
Design and Control of Complex Dynamical Systems at United Technologies Corp
Dr. Sonja Glavaski
Control Systems Group Leader
United Technologies Research Center

April 26
Coordinated Robotics: From Agility to Perception
Dr. Thomas Bewley
Director, Flow Control and Coordinated Robotics Labs
University of California, San Diego
| video |

May 16
Grounding Natural Language in Robot Control and Perception Systems
Dr. Dieter Fox
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, UW Robotics and State Estimation Lab
University of Washington

Fall 2012

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

November 2
Identification of Feedback Controllers in Locomoting Animals
Professor Noah J Cowan
Johns Hopkins University

November 30
National Robotics Initiative & Innovation Corps
Dr. Richard Voyles
NSF

December 14
Collaborative Robot Tracking of Geophysical Flows: How Local Measurements Discover Global Structures
Professor M. Ani Hsieh
Drexel University

Spring 2012

May 3
Modular & Reconfigurable Robots
Professor Mark Yim
University of Pennsylvania

April 27
Why drive (autonomously) when you can fly (autonomously)?
Professor Sanjiv Singh
Carnegie Mellon University

April 6
Self-Organization in Networks of Autonomous Systems
Professor Daniela Rus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 9
Applying Principles from Biology to the Design and Operation of Robots
Professor Mark Cutkosky
Stanford University

February 17
Enabling better Human-Robot Interaction Through Cognition
Alan C. Schultz
Naval Research Laboratory

 

Fall 2011  

November 18
Stochastic Models in Robotics
Greg Chirikjian
Johns Hopkins University

October 28
Biologically-Inspired Approaches for Collaboration of Heterogeneous Autonomous Naval Systems
Marc Steinberg
Office of Naval Research

October 21
Planning and Decision-Making for Underwater Robot Teams: Algorithms and Experiments
Gaurav Sukhatme
University of Southern California

October 7
Biomimetic Millirobots
Ron Fearing
UC Berkeley

September 23
Algorithms for Feedback Motion Planning with examples using Walking Robots and Robotics Birds
Russ Tedrake
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Spring 2011  

April 29
Motion Planning for Physical Robotics
Dinesh Manocha
University of North Carolina

April 22
Robots and the Human
Oussama Khatib
Stanford University

April 1
Human-Centered Control Systems for Robot-Assisted Medical Interventions
Allison Okamura
Johns Hopkins University

February 25
Autonomous 3-D Flight and Cooperative Control of Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles
Vijay Kumar
University of Pennsylvania

January 28
Hovering Quad-Rotor Control: A Comparison of Nonlinear Controllers Using Visual Feedback
Rogelio Lozano
Université de Technologie de Compiègne

 

Fall 2010  

November 12
A National Robotics Effort
Henrick Christensen
Georgia Institute of Technology

October 29
Partitioned and Hybrid Methods for Visual Servo Control
Seth Hutchinson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

September 17
Nereus Hybrid Underwater Robotic Vehicle
Louis Whitcomb
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Spring 2010  

May 14
Microsurgery Assistant System for Retinal Surgery
Russell Taylor
Johns Hopkins University

April 30
Pursuit and Cohesion: Bio-inspiration for Collective Robotics
Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad
Institute for Systems Research and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

April 23
Generality and Simple Hands: Automation and Robotics
Matthew T. Mason
Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

   
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