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Foundations of Robotics Seminar Archive
Fall 2003

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Seminar Calendar

Information on the speaker, when available, can be viewed by clicking on the speaker's name. The abstract, when available, can be viewed by clicking on the title of the seminar.

Date Speaker Affiliation Host (Appointments)
August 13 Topology in Motion Planning
Howie Choset Carnegie Mellon University
Howie Choset
August 20 Nanorobotic Manipulation and Manufacturing Systems
Metin Sitti Carnegie Mellon University
Metin Sitti
September 3 Learning Using Behavioral Primitives
Chris Atkeson Carnegie Mellon University
Chris Atkeson
September 17 An Extension of Flatness-Based Control for Nonlinear Systems to Non-Flat Systems by using Fictitious Control Inputs
Klaus Schmidt Carnegie Mellon University
Klaus Schmidt
September 24 Origaminator III
Devin Balkcom Carnegie Mellon University
Devin Balkcom
October 8 Compliance in Robot Legs
Presentation Slides (Ppt 1.2Mb)
Jonathan Hurst Carnegie Mellon University
Jonathan Hurst
December 5 Reduced Deformable Models for Robotics and Computer Graphics
Doug James Carnegie Mellon University
Doug James
December 12 Planning Biped Navigation Strategies in Complex Environments
Presentation Slides (ppt 12.3Mb)
Joel Chestnutt Carnegie Mellon University
Joel Chestnutt


General Information
Seminars are held every Wednesday in 3305 Newell-Simon Hall, unless otherwise noted on the calendar or abstract. Seminars begin at 4:30pm, and refreshments are served starting at 4:15pm. Feel free to arrive early to get the first shot at the cookies and talk to your colleagues; please try not to leave during a seminar in deference to the speaker.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with a speaker, please contact the speaker if they are from CMU, or their host, listed on the calendar, if they are from outside of the University.

Seminar Archive

January - July 2003

For technical issues and final scheduling commitments, as well as opinions or suggestions on speakers and seminar topics, please contact Ravi Balasubramanian, by e-mail at

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