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Foundations of Robotics Seminar     Fall 2006

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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.




Host (Appointments)

August 31 Special Place / Time

Wean 4625 / 3pm

Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile Robot with Arms

Eric Schearer

Carnegie Mellon University

Eric Schearer

Automatic Transition of Ballbot from Statically Stable State to Dynamically Stable State

Anish Mampetta

Carnegie Mellon University

Anish Mampetta

September 13

Robot Manipulation on Cluttered Scenes using 3D Visual Servoing

Andres Vazquez

University of Castilla–La Mancha

Ravi Balasubramanian

October 25

Fitting Joint Models to Motion Capture Data

Lillian Chang

Carnegie Mellon University

Lilan Chang

November 1

From Path Planning to Motion Planning with Differential Constraints

Peng Cheng

University of Pennsylvania

Howie Choset

November 8

Task Constrained Motion Planning in Robot Joint Space

Mike Stilman

Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Stilman

November 15

Special Time: 5pm

Structure-from-motion by convolution

Christopher Geyer

Carnegie Mellon University

Howie Choset

November 29

DEPTHX and Beyond: Underwater Robots at CMU

George Kantor

Carnegie Mellon University

George Kantor

December 13

Putting Objects in Perspective

Derek Hoiem

Carnegie Mellon University

Derek Hoiem


General Information

Seminars are held on Wednesdays in Smith Hall 100, 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.

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