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Foundations of Robotics Seminar   Spring 2011

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General Information

Seminars are held, on a regular basis, Tuesdays in NSH 3305, unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Seminars begin at 4:30pm. 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.

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. A google calendar of the schedule is also available here.




Host (Appointments)

March 1

Optimization Methods for Nonlinear Data Association

Matthew Travers

Northwestern University

Howie Choset

April 5

Robust Grasping Under Uncertainty in Pose and/or Shape

Kaijen Hsiao

Willow Garage

Siddhartha Srinivasa

April 12

Kinematics of Sliding-Rolling Contact and Its Applications to Manipulation

Lei Cui

Robotics Institute

Howie Choset

April 21

Goal. Set. CHOMP!

Anca Dragan

Robotics Institute

Siddhartha Srinivasa

April 21

Reengineering the Hand: Novel Approaches to Robotic Manipulation

Aaron Dollar


Howie Choset

May 3

This Way Up. Which Way Forward?

Dave Rollinson

Robotics Institute

Howie Choset

July 6

Tip-Steerable Needles

John Swensen


Howie Choset


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For technical issues and final scheduling commitments, as well as opinions or suggestions on speakers and seminar topics, please contact Robbie Paolini by email.

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