SCS/ECE Robust Friday Seminar

  • Gates Hillman Centers
  • ASA Conference Room 6115 (New Location!)
  • JARED: Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, CapSen Robotics
  • TOM: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, I Am Robotics
Career Presentation

A part of the SCS M-YP Series

After decades of promise, vision-guided robotic manipulation with true path and task planning is finally making its way out of research labs and into industry.  Some of the biggest challenges in using such systems in the wild turn out to be very different from the problems that are often the focus of academic research.  On the flip side, some of the recent advances from academics (particularly in machine learning) are not yet widely used or even understood by industry.  This monthly discussion group will provide a forum for Pittsburgh robotics industry experts to come together with students and share our experiences with one another.

Jared Glover is the CEO and co-founder of CapSen Robotics—a company that makes software to give robots more spatial intelligence.  Jared received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 2014, where he developed and applied new theoretical tools for processing 3D orientation information to applications in computer vision and robot manipulation.  Prior to that, he completed his B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he led a team developing robotic walkers for the Nursebot project.  He has over 15 years of research experience in robotics and computer vision and over 400 paper citations.  He is also on the boards of Catalyst Connection, a private non-profit that provides consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh Robotics Network, as well as on advisory committees for the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Tom Galluzo is the Founder and CEO of IAM Robotics. He has over 15 years of experience in autonomous robotics. Previously, Tom worked with Carnegie Mellon University, Harris Corporation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and other organizations. During his career, Tom developed autonomous systems for air, land and sea. He built robots to compete in major competitions including the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and the DARPA Grand Challenge. Several of Tom's robots have won in the areas of navigation, autonomy and design. Tom al—so co-founded OpenJAUS, a technology company that develops software for the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS). OpenJAUS is the market leader in providing JAUS solutions to the defense industry. Tom holds a PhD in Robotics from the University of Florida and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics.



About the Seminar:  The SCS/ECE Robust Seminar is designed to introduce masters (and interested PhD students) to the breadth of companies in our local area, and to help you understand the scope of research in our region. These are talks designed to provide in depth discussion on both the companies, as well as techniques for evolving as a professional, building real products, and better integrating into the larger business eco-system. It is a part of the Master your Profession (MY-P) series.  

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