Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
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.
Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
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.
Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
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.
Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
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.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Topic: Course Information and MnRI Updates