Talking Robotics’ seminars of January – April 2021 (with videos and even a musical abstract!)

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Talking Robotics’ seminars of January – April 2021 (with videos and even a musical abstract!)

Talking Robotics is a sequence of digital seminars about Robotics and its interplay with different related fields, comparable to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Design Research, Human-Robot Interaction, amongst others. They goal to advertise reflections, dialogues, and a place to community. In this seminars compilation, we deliver you 7 talks (and a half?) from present roboticists on your enjoyment.

Filipa Correia “Group Intelligence on Social Robots”

Filipa Correia acquired a M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2015. She is presently a junior researcher at GAIPSLab and she is pursuing a Ph.D. on Human-Robot Interaction at University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Her PhD thesis is targeted on the challenges of creating social robots which can be succesful of sustaining cohesive alliances in workforce settings with people. Moreover, it contributes with computational mechanisms for the robotic teammate to autonomously categorical group-based feelings or to gaze human teammates in multi-party settings.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Ross Mead “Bringing Robots To Life”

Dr. Ross Mead is the Founder and CEO of Semio. Ross acquired his PhD and MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 2015, and his BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2007.

In this speak, Dr. Ross Mead mentioned the technological advances paving the way in which for the private robotics revolution, and the robotics {hardware} corporations main the cost alongside that path. He additionally launched the software program improvements in growth at Semio for bringing robots to life.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Kim Baraka “Humans and Robots Teaching and Learning through Social Interaction”

Kim Baraka is presently a postdoctoral fellow on the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab on the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a twin Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), an M.S. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon, and a Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

In the primary half of the speak, specializing in robots instructing people, Kim mentioned algorithmic options that allow socially assistive robots to show each youngsters and therapists in a personalised manner. In the second half of the speak, specializing in people instructing robots, Kim mentioned some preliminary efforts in the direction of creating methods through which robots can be taught duties from human lecturers in richer and extra pure methods.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Glenda Hannibal “Trust in HRI: Probing Vulnerability as an Active Precondition”

Glenda has beforehand labored within the Department of Sociology on the University of Vienna and as an knowledgeable for the HUMAINT challenge on the European Commission. Glenda holds a BA and MA in Philosophy from Aarhus University and is presently a PhD pupil within the Trust Robots Doctoral College and Human-Computer Interaction group at TU Wien.

In this speak, Glenda introduced her analysis on vulnerability as a precondition of belief in HRI. In the primary half, she argued that whereas probably the most generally cited definitions of belief utilized in HRI acknowledge vulnerability as an important ingredient of belief, it’s also typically thought of considerably problematic too. In the second half of her speak, she introduced the outcomes of two empirical research she has undertaken to discover belief in HRI in relation to vulnerability. Finally, she mirrored on few moral facets associated to this theme to finish this speak.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Carl Mueller “Robot Learning from Demonstration Driven Constrained Skill Learning & Motion Planning”

Carl Mueller is a Ph.D. pupil of pc science on the University of Colorado – Boulder, suggested by Professor Bradley Hayes throughout the Collaborative Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory. He graduated from the University of California – Santa Barbara with a diploma in Biopsychology and after a circuitous route via the pharmaceutical business, he ended up within the tech, founding his personal firm constructing clever chat brokers for enterprise analytics.

The main theme of his analysis is the enablement of human customers to speak further info to the robotic studying system via ‘concept constraints’. Concept Constraints are summary behavioral restrictions grounded as geometric and kinodynamical planning predicates that prohibit or restrict the conduct of the robotic leading to extra sturdy, generalizable, and secure ability execution. In this speak, Carl mentioned how conceptual constraints are built-in into present LfD strategies, how distinctive interfaces can additional improve the communication of such constraints, and how the grounding of these constraints requires constrained movement planning methods.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Daniel Rakita “Methods and Applications for Generating Accurate and Feasible Robot-arm Motions in Real-time”

Daniel Rakita is a Ph.D. pupil of pc science on the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggested by Michael Gleicher and Bilge Mutlu. He acquired a Bachelors of Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2012.

In this speak, he overviewed technical strategies they’ve developed that try to attain possible, correct, and time-sensitive robot-arm motions. In specific, he detailed their inverse kinematics solver referred to as RelaxedIK that makes use of each non-linear optimization and machine studying to attain a clean, possible, and correct end-effector to joint-space mapping on-the-fly. He highlighted quite a few methods they’ve utilized their technical strategies to real-world-inspired issues, comparable to mapping human-arm-motion to robot-arm-motion in real-time to afford efficient shared-control interfaces and routinely transferring a camera-in-hand robotic in a distant setting to optimize a viewpoint for a teleoperator.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Barbara Bruno “Culture-Aware Robotics”

Barbara Bruno is a post-doc researcher on the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland, within the CHILI lab. Barbara acquired the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Genoa in 2011 and 2015, respectively. She is a component of the NCCR Robotics organisation and presently concerned within the EU ITN ANIMATAS.

In this speak, she explored how present quantitative and qualitative strategies for the evaluation of tradition, and cultural variations, may be mixed with data illustration and reasoning instruments comparable to ontologies and fuzzy controllers to endow robots with the aptitude of taking cultural elements into consideration in a vary of duties going from low-level movement planning to high-level dialogue administration and consumer adaptation.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Because as they are saying, we’re human in spite of everything!

Nils Hagberg “A call for a Human Approach to Technology

Nils Hagberg is the Product Owner at Furhat Robotics. He is a pc linguist with nearly ten years of business expertise in human-machine interplay and conversational expertise.

In this speak, he gave a few examples of human-centric enterprise case designs that he’s come throughout earlier in his profession and at Furhat Robotics – the social robotics firm which have got down to make expertise extra human. His hope for this speak is that it’s going to put your personal work in a bigger context and nudge you in the direction of a path that can guarantee people will likely be allowed to stay human.

For extra details about the speaker and associated papers, please see this web site.

Daniel Carrillo-Zapata


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Daniel Carrillo-Zapata was awared his PhD in swarm robotics on the Bristol Robotics Lab in 2020. He now fosters the tradition of “scientific agitation” to interact in two-way conversations between researchers and society.

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