ARC Lab holds inaugural open house
Offering remarks were DARPA program manager Reza Ghanadan, Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, UMIACS Director Amitabh Varshney, ISR Director Reza Ghodssi, Maryland Robotics Center Director S.K. Gupta, and Professor Baras.
Attendees viewed two demonstrations. In the first, a Baxter robot processed scenes to learn sequences of commands—in this case it learned to make a salad by watching a human do the same thing in a YouTube video. This work by ISR-affiliated Yiannis Aloimonos and Cornelia Fermüller has received much media attention in recent weeks.
In the second demonstration, two quadcopters performed synchronized aerial maneuvers using only basic onboard sensors and cameras rather than external motion-tracking cameras. The experimenters follow model-based systems engineering methods to create modular software that can autonomously launch, fly and land the multiple aircraft. This work is under the direction of John Baras.
New research will help cyber-physical systems understand human activities
Maynord and Guha are Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship winners
Aloimonos gives keynote address at Bremen University Talks
John S. Baras inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame
Alum Xiaobo Tan named 'Foundation Professor' at Michigan State
Robots learn kitchen skills by watching YouTube videos
John Baras elected AAAS Fellow
Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes
Martins, Gupta, Aloimonos speak at 'Fostering Excellence in Robotics'
YouTube channel highlights Maryland Robotics Center research
February 9, 2015