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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.




Host (Appointments)

August 28

Special Timing
NSH3305 5:00pm

Acquisition and Use of Environment Models for Household Robots

Michael Beetz

Technische Universität München

Sidd Srinivasa

October 15

Special Timing
NSH1507 4:30pm

Manipulator Path Planning on Constraint Manifolds

Dmitry Berenson

Carnegie Mellon University

October 22


October 29

Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled Mobile Robot

Umashankar Nagarajan Carnegie Mellon University Umashankar Nagarajan

November 5

Object recognition and full pose estimation in cluttered environments

Alvaro Collet

Carnegie Mellon University

November 12

From Vibratory Manipulation to Self-Organization

Kevin Lynch Northwestern University Alberto Rodriguez

November 19

Large scale coordination and Social Networks

Paul Scerri Carnegie Mellon University Paul Scerri

November 24

Special Day and Place
Wean 5316 4:00pm

Survivability: Measuring and Ensuring Path Diversity
Path Diversity Is Only Part of the Problem

Lawrence Erickson


Ross Knepper

University of Illinois


Carnegie Mellon University

Ross Knepper

December 3

Special Timing
NSH1507 4:30pm


General Information

Seminars are held, on a regular basis, on Wednesdays in NSH 1507, unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Seminars begin at 4:00pm. Feel free to arrive early to get the first shot at the cookies and talk to your colleagues.

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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