September 17
MRC Special Robotics Seminar
Underwater Autonomy
Ioannis Rekleitis
University of South Carolina
Seminar Recording

September 25
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar

Socially Assistive Mobile Robots
Yi Guo
Stevens Institute of Technology
Seminar Recording

October 2
Maryland Robotics Student Seminar
Multi-Agent Control Using Coverage Over Time-Varying Domains
Xiaotian Xu
University of Maryland 
Seminar Recording

October 9
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar
Enabling Robots to Cooperate and Compete
Mac Schwager
Stanford University
Seminar Recording

October 16
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar
Enhancing Human Capability with Intelligent Machine Teammates
Julie Shah
Seminar Recording

October 23
Maryland Robotics Student Seminar
Instant Segmentation of Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
Behzad Sadrfaridpour
Institute for Systems Research

October 30
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar
A dynamical systems framework for autonomous task management
Paul Reverdy
University of Arizona 
Seminar Recording

November 6
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar
Socially Assistive Robotics Right Now
Maja Mataric'
University of Southern California

November 13
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar
Robust Perception for Robots
Dezhen Song
Texas A&M University 







February 7
Haptic Feedback in Telerobotic Devices
Jeremy Brown
Johns Hopkins University

February 14
Unlock the Personal Sky - Safe and Assured Autonomy for On-Demand Urban Air Mob
Peng Wei
The George Washington University

February 14
State Estimation and Localization for ROV-Based Reactor Pressure Vessel Inspection Using a Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera
Timothy E. Lee
The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

February 21
An Autonomy Stack for Aerial Vehicles
Sanjiv Singh
Carnegie Mellon University

February 28
Agricultural Robotics:  Current State of the Market and Opportunities
Jeff Chandler 
Easton Robotics, LLC

March 6
The Future of Humans in Space
Julia Badger
NASA-Johnson Space Center

April 1
Language Grounding with Robots
Jesse Thomason
University of Washington

April 8
Implicit Traffic Signals: A Systems Approach to Human-Robot Navigation
Ross A. Knepper
Cornell University

April 8
Space (and other) Robotics at NRL
Glen Henshaw
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

April 8
Towards High Performance Robotics in the Wild
Wenlong Ma 
California Institute of Technology

April 17
Learning and Using Composable Robot Skills
Tomas Lozano-Perez
MIT Learning & Intelligent Systems Group

September 6
Computer Vision for Drones 
Friedrich Fraundorfer
Graz University of Technology
Seminar Recording

September 20
What Matters for Deformable Object Manipulation
Dmitry Berenson
University of Michigan

October 25
Designing exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs that enhance human locomotor performance
Steven Collins
Stanford University

December 6
From Optimal Multi-Robot Motion Planning to Optimal Collaborative Autonomy  
Jingjin Yu
Rutgers University

February 15
Interactive Autonomy: A human centered approach to learning and control
Dorsa Sadigh
Stanford University
Seminar Recording

March 1
Autonomous Exploration and Mapping using Visual, Inertial and Semantic Information
Nikolay A. Atanasov
University of California, San Diego
Seminar Recording

March 29
Efficient Robot Skill Learning: Grounded Simulation Learning and Imitation Learning from Observation
Peter Stone
University of Texas at Austin
Seminar Recording

April 5
Robots in Farms and Wildlife
Volkan Isler
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

April 19
Planning Beyond Motion Planning
Lydia Kavraki
Rice University' 

April 26
Toward autonomous flying insect-sized robots: recent results in fabrication, design, power systems, control, and sensing
Sawyer Buckminster Fuller  
University of Washington, Seattle
Seminar Recording

September 14
Rehabilitation Robotics and Movement Primitives
Hermano Igo Krebs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

October 26
Autonomous Drone Racing
Davide Scaramuzza
University of Zurich and ETH, Zurich

November 16
From Unmanned Aerial Systems to Robonaut2: On-board Runtime Reasoning in Air and Space
Kristin Yvonne Rozier
Iowa State University

November 30
Sensory Mediated Propulsion and Touch in Biorobotic Fins 
James Tangorra
Drexel University 

December 7
Modern Challenges in Motion Planning for Autonomous Robots
Stephen Guy
University of Minnesota

February  16
Temporal Logic Planning for Mobile Robots
Georgios Fainekos
Arizona State University

March  30
Teaching Drones to Soar
Jack Langelaan
Penn State University

April 13
Biologically Inspired Drones
Dario Floreano
Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics

April 20
Robotic pioneers on Mars and the simulators that drive them
Vandi Verma
California Institute of Technology

May 4
Making Robots Behave
Leslie Kaelbling
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 22
Synthesis for Robots: Guarantees and Feedback for Complex Behaviors
Hadas Kress-Gazit
Cornell University

October 20
Cognizant Autonomous Exploration and Mapping Using Aerial Robots
Kostas Alexis
University of Nevada, Reno

November 10
Controlling Agile Robots with Formal Safety Guarantees
Anirudha Majumdar
Princeton University

March 10
Cognitive Priming in Human and Autonomous Systems
Laura Hiatt
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory 

March 17
Grasping and Manipulation:  Towards Humanlike Dexterity
Nancy Pollard
Carnegie Mellon University

March 31
Smart Robots for Surgery
Axel Krieger
Children's National Health System

April 7
Sampling-Based Motion Planning: From Intelligent CAD to Crowd Simulation to Protein Folding
Nancy Amato
Texas A&M University

April 21
Robotic Gait Therapy: Are We Finally Getting It Right?
Anindo Roy
Maryland Robotics Center

April 28
Adaptive Robotic Manipulation Devices for Human Augmentation
Frank L. Hammond III
Georgia Institute of Technology

September 23
Haptics: The Technology of Touch
Katherine Kuchenbecker
University of Pennsylvania

October 28
Bioinspired Aerial and Underwater Robots: Design, Fabrication, and Mathematical Modeling Challenges
Kamran Mohseni
University of Florida

November 4
Advanced Human-Robot Control and Interaction Interfaces
Panagiotis Artemiadis
Arizona State University

November 11
Terradynamics of Animal and Robot Locomotion in Complex Terrains
Chen Li
John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering 

December 2
MIT Cheetah: New Design Paradigm Shift Toward Mobile Robots
Sangbae Kim
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 19
Distributed Data Fusion: Neighbors, Rumors, and the Art of Collective Knowledge
Mark Campbell
Cornell University 

March 23
Robophysics: Robotics Meets Physics
Daniel Goldman
Georgia Tech

April 8
Magnetic Control of Therapy to Hard-to-Reach Disease Targets
Benjamin Shapiro
University of Maryland

April 29
Another RoboSeed – Autonomy & Some Applications of Bio-Inspired Wholly Rotating Micro Air Vehicles 
Kingsley Fregene
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, Cherry Hill, NJ

May 6
Mapping, Localization, and Autonomous Vehicles 
John Leonard
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

October 9
Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (TPAD) and Cable-driven Exoskeletons for Human Movement Training
Sunil Agrawal
Columbia University

October 30
Fish 'n' Robots: not a take-out food
Maurizio Porfiri
New York University

November 6
Ants as inspiration for modular and soft robotics
David Hu
Georgia Institute of Technology

November 20
Manufacturing, actuation, sensing, and control for robotic insects
Robert J. Wood
Harvard University

December 4
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Robots
Pierre Dupont
Harvard Medical School

February 27
Robots Learning Action Plans by Watching YouTube Videos
Yiannis Aloimonos
Maryland Robotics Center

March 13
Inference and Planning for Aggressive Autonomous Flight
Nicholas Roy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 17
Scalable 3D fabrication of soft machines
Rob Shepherd
Cornell University

April 24
Design and Integration of Novel Field Robots and Robotic Exoskeletons
Pinhas Ben-Tzvi
George Washington University

May 15
Working Well With Others: The Future of Collaborative Robotics in Manufacturing
Jeremy Marvel
National Institute of Standards and Technology 

September. 10
(Gliding) Robotic Fish: Swim or Not Swim(link is external)
Xiaobo Tan
Michigan State University

October. 3
Analysis and Simulation for Robotic Systems Performing Contact Tasks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(link is external)
Jeff Trinkle
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

October. 10
Virtual Reality: The Next Generation(link is external)
Steve LaValle
University of Illinois

October. 10
Soft Multifunctional Materials for Soft Robotics(link is external)
Carmel Majidi
Carnegie Mellon University

December. 12
Cognitive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction(link is external)
Greg Trafton
Naval Research Laboratory

April 11
Recent algorithms for the assignment problem in multi-robot task allocation
Dylan Shell
Texas A&M University

May 9
Computation of Robot Motion Plans from Complex High-Level Specifications
Lydia E. Kavraki
Rice University

May 16
Secure state-estimation and control for dynamical systems under adversarial attacks
Paulo Tabuada
UCLA Electrical Engineering

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

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

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

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

March 8
FIRST Robotics in Maryland – Inspiring STEM Excellence
Bill Duncan
STEMaction, Inc.

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

April 26
Coordinated Robotics: From Agility to Perception
Thomas Bewley
University of California

May 16
Grounding Natural Language in Robot Control and Perception Systems
Dieter Fox
University of Washington

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

November 30
National Robotics Initiative & Innovation Corps
Richard Voyles

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

February 17
Enabling better Human-Robot Interaction Through Cognition(link is external)
Alan C. Schultz
Naval Research Laboratory

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

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

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

May 3
Modular & Reconfigurable Robots
Mark Yim
University of Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

April 22
Robots and the Human
Oussama Khatib
Stanford University

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

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

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

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