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Robotics Institute Seminar Schedule, Spring 2001
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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. The schedule, titles, and abstracts from earlier in this semester can be found in the archives.

Date Speaker Affiliation Host
March 20 Motion Segmentation by Robust Fitting and Model Selection
Notice: special place, date, and time.
Kenichi KanataniGunma University
(Takeo Kanade)
April 6 Embedded Biomorphic Chips for Focal Plane Imaging Processing and Biped Locomotion Control
Ralph Etienne-CummingsJohn Hopkins University
(Vladimir Brajovic)
April 13 Robotics as an Artform
Frank GarveyRobotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
April 20 Mobot Closing Ceremonies

April 27 Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy - Texas Style
John Bayouth The University of Texas Medical Branch (Takeo Kanade)
April 30 Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Therapy Delivery: Coupling Information to Action in 21st Century Surgery
Note Special Day
Russell H. Taylor John Hopkins University
(Takeo Kanade)
May 4 Robotics at the Micro/Nano Scale: Tele-Nanorobotics using Nanoprobes, and Biologically Inspired Micromechanical Flying Insects
Dr. Metin Sitti UC Berkeley
(Jianbo Shi)
May 11 Probabilistic Algorithms for Modeling Building Interiors With Mobile Robots
Sebastian Thrun School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

June 11 Experimental Studies on Humans and Humanoids
Hirochika Inoue Department of Mechano-Informantics
University of Tokyo

(Takeo Kanade)

General Information
Seminars are held every Friday in 1305 Newell-Simon Hall, unless otherwise noted on the calendar or abstract. Seminars begin at 3:30pm, and refreshments are served starting at 3:15pm. 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.

Previous Seminars
Abstracts from earlier this semester, as well as Seminar calendars and abstracts back to the Fall of 1993 can be found in the Robotics Institute Seminar Archive.

Spring 2001 Seminar Committee
For technical issues and final scheduling commitments, as well as opinions or suggestions on speakers and seminar topics, please contact Jianbo Shi. by e-mail at, or by phone at (412)268-4706.

For administrative issues, tentative scheduling, reimbursements, and opinions on what kind of tea, coffee, or cookies you would like to see at the seminar, please contact Marie Elm by e-mail at or by phone at (412)268-3838.

Jianbo Shi, chair
Marie Elm, travel
Goksel Dedeoglu, real-world publicity
David Hershberger, speaker relations
David Tolliver, electronic publicity

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