Robotics@MIT Seminar Series 2015

We started the first campus-wide robotics seminar in Fall 2014, with the specific goal of bringing together the many exceptional groups across MIT's campus that sometimes don't have enough occasion to talk to each other. We have an excellent line-up of speakers each term ( https://robotics.mit.edu/robotics-seminar ) including some local folks with big news to share, some young guns from afar, and some already quite famous people that we're excited to hear from again. The speaker suggestions were solicited from faculty around campus, and we hope the topics will be exciting for all of you.

Please contact Professor Russ Tedrake (russt@csail.mit.edu) with any questions about this seminar series!

For more information on this series, please see https://robotics.mit.edu/robotics-seminar.


Allison Okamura, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Modeling, Planning, and Control for Robot-Assisted Medical Interventions
Speaker(s): Allison Okamura
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1-190
Contact: Britton Bradley, 617-253-6583, bryt@csail.mit.edu

Edward H. Adelson, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences & Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT
GelSight sensors for high resolution touch sensing in robotics, and many other things
Speaker(s): Edward H. Adelson
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1-190
Contact: Britton Bradley, 617-253-6583, bryt@csail.mit.edu

Ioannis Poulakakis, University of Delaware-Department of Mechanical Engineering
Legged Robots Across Scales: Integrating Motion Planning and Control through Canonical Locomotion Models
Speaker(s): Ioannis Poulakakis
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1-190
Contact: Britton Bradley, 617-253-6583, bryt@csail.mit.edu

Russ Tedrake, MIT, CSAIL
MIT's Entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge: Real-world, Interactive-rate Optimization for Humanoid Robots
Speaker(s): Russ Tedrake
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1-190
Contact: Bryt Bradley, bryt@csail.mit.edu

This event has been cancelled. Russ Tedrake and MIT DRC team members, MIT
DARPA Robotics Challenge Preview
Speaker(s): Russ Tedrake and MIT DRC team members
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1-190
Contact: Britton Bradley, 617-253-6583, bryt@csail.mit.edu

Dieter Fox, University of Washington - Robotics & State Estimation Lab
RGB-D Perception in Robotics
Speaker(s): Dieter Fox
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1-190
Contact: Bryt Bradley, 617-253-6583, bryt@csail.mit.edu

Aaron Steinfeld, CMU
Understanding and Creating Appropriate Robot Behavior
Speaker(s): Aaron Steinfeld
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)
Contact: Russ Tedrake, russt@csail.mit.edu

Sami Haddadin, Institute of Automatic Control (IRT) at Leibniz University Hanover (LUH), Germany
Robots for Humans
Speaker(s): Sami Haddadin
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)
Contact: Russ Tedrake, russt@csail.mit.edu

Liam Paull, MIT CSAIL
A Cooperative Area Coverage Framework that Accounts for Uncertainty and its Application to Autonomous Seabed Surveying
Speaker(s): Liam Paull
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)
Contact: Russ Tedrake, russt@csail.mit.edu

Chris Urmson, Google-X
The Google Self-Driving Car Project
Speaker(s): Chris Urmson
Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 10-250
Contact: John J. Leonard, jleonard@csail.mit.edu

Louis L. Whitcomb, Johns Hopkins University
Nereid Under-Ice: A Remotely Operated Underwater Robotic Vehicle for Oceanographic Access Under Ice
Speaker(s): Louis L. Whitcomb
Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 Patil/Kiva
Contact: Russ Tedrake, russt@csail.mit.edu

Art Kuo, University of Michigan
Robot vs. Human: The Next Round of Legged Locomotion Battles
Speaker(s): Art Kuo
Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 Patil/Kiva
Contact: Russ Tedrake, russt@csail.mit.edu

Metin Sitti, Max-Planck Institute and CMU
Mobile Microrobotics
Speaker(s): Metin Sitti
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)
Contact: Russ Tedrake, russt@csail.mit.edu