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Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Maria Gini

Swarm robotics, or what you would do if you had 10,000 robots

In this talk we will explore swarm robotics, where large numbers of simple robots are used to accomplish tasks by indirect cooperation.

 

About Maria Gini

Maria Gini is a CSE Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She works on distributed decision making algorithms for robots to allocate tasks among themselves, explore unknown environments, work as a team in search and rescue operations, or navigate in dense crowds. She is an ACM Fellow, a IEEE Fellow, and a Fellow of AAAI. She is Editor in Chief of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and is on the editorial board of numerous journals, including Artificial Intelligence, and Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Brad Holshuh

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Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Changhyun Choi

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Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Suhasa Kodandaramaiah

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Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Julianna Abel

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Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Jairong Hong

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Past Events

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Nicholas Heller

"Characterizing Renal Tumors with 3D Semantic Segmentation"

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Junaed Sattar

Perception, Learning, and Systems for Underwater Human-Robot Collaboration

This talk will present a brief overview of the IRV Lab's research and present an in-depth discussion of some recent projects in underwater human-robot interaction and imagery enhancement.

About Dr. Junaed Sattar

Sattar is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota and MnDrive (Minnesota Discovery, Research, and Innovation Economy) faculty. He is the founding director of the Interactive Robotics and Vision Lab, problems in field robotics, robot vision, human-robot communication, assisted driving, applied (deep) machine learning, and develop rugged robotic systems are investigated.

He received his graduate degrees from McGill University (Canada) and has a B.S. in Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, working on service and assistive robotics, as well as at Clarkson University (upstate New York) as an Assistant Professor.

You can find out more about this work on Dr. Sattar's personal website and the IRV Lab website. You can also follow @IRVLab on Twitter or visit the IRV Lab Youtube page.

 

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: MnDOT Robotics

MnDOT scientists and MnRI collaborators Ted Morris and Kule Hoegh give a rundown of their research for MnDOT.

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Nick Fragale (Rover Robotics)

Rover Robotics and ROS 2

Nicholas Fragale is the founder and CEO of Rover Robotics, which was founded in 2018 and based out of Wayzata, Minnesota. The company sells rugged, modular, ROS-enable ground robots.  Nick graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2014 and went on to get his Master's in Robotics from Cornell University. He is now a member of the ROS 2 technical steering committee which is redefining what you can do with open source code.

You can learn more on Rover Robotics' website.

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Hyun Soo Park

Neural Human Geometry: Reconstructing Humans from a Single Image

This will be a prerecorded talk, available on the colloquium canvas page. Students are encouraged to watch the pre-recorded talk during this time. Dr. Park will be available for a Q&A session, starting at 3:20PM CDT.

You can view Dr. Park's original MnRI Seminar video here and watch the recorded Q&A session here.

Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Topic: Course Information and MnRI Updates

MnRI Seminar: Zhi Yang

A High-Performance Brain-Machine Interface for Upper Limb Amputees

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MnRI Seminar: Suma Jacob

Using technology to study disorders and shift neurodevelopment

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MnRI Seminar: Ognjen Ilic

Opto-mechanics: A vision of long-range manipulation enabled by subwavelength metamaterials and metasurfaces

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MnRI Seminar: Hyun Soo Park

Neural Human Geometry: Reconstructing Humans from a Single Image

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