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Speaker: Dr Devesh Jha, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) Title: A Vision Towards Feedback Robotic Manipulation When: Wednesday 7th April, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfu2orDgtEtLGtjn8rfL5ickmU-zjQCp7 Abstract: The last decade has seen remarkable progress in the fields of deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and reinforcement learning (RL). However, similar progress has largely eluded feedback control…
Abstract: The miniaturization led advances in microelectronics over last half century have revolutionized our lives through fast computing and communication. Recent advances in the field are propelled by applications such as electronic skin in robotics, wearable systems, and healthcare technologies etc. Often these applications require electronics to be soft and squishy so as to conform…
Speaker: Roland Sonsalla, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Title: Next Generation Space Robotics and AI When: Wednesday 24th March, 1300-1400 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcldu-qqjIvEtDKNKPMxrdjyr7FBBVy0u-1 Abstract: A closer look is given into three main fields of application, namely: (1) near Earth orbital missions, (2) planetary exploration ranging from Moon and Mars…
Speaker: Dr Wolfgang Merkt, University of Oxford Title: Towards whole-body model predictive control for safe and compliant interaction When: Wednesday 10th March, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oceitpjwuG9czItzuJXHRl1feyjdwBCQW Abstract: Wolfgang’s work focuses on trajectory optimisation and optimal control with applications to legged robots such as quadrupeds and humanoids and mobile loco-manipulation. In this…
Speaker: Dr Claudio Coppola, Queen Mary University of London Title: Learning Human Actions: from Perception to Robot Learning When: Wednesday 24th February, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElf-yoqzotHtGwFMLgm2MJ3xMxGyBQA11w Abstract: While understanding and replicating human activities is an easy task for other humans, it is still a complicated skill to program into a robot….
Abstract: The nuclear industry has a long history of using remote equipment to support the operation and decommissioning of its facilities. However, as pressures grow to perform operations in nuclear environments more quickly, with fewer risks and at reduced costs, the need for robotic systems and, where possible, autonomous systems increases. This presentation will focus…
Speaker: Ted Varley, CEO & Founder of Covvi Title: How to design Hands When: Wednesday 10th February, 1600-1700 Where: Zoom (free but please register) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdu6srzMpGdPBzFzqGpoBG9cZuxf-LNd_ Abstract: Discussion about the various challenges when designing prosthetic hands, and how the application of technology can improve user outcomes. Short Bio: Ted Varley founded COVVI in 2017, with a goal…
Speaker: Thendral Govindaraj, Georgia Institute of Technology Title: The role of force-dependent feedback in the regulation of limb impedance and inter-joint coordination When: Wednesday 03/02/2021, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but please register) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-CqrDwrE9TZYymtmjrjS0JGq3CV_8li Abstract: Neural feedback pathways from Golgi tendon organs, which measure active contractile force, are widely distributed in the limb. Force feedback is…
Speaker: Francesco Del Duchetto, University of Lincoln & Saga Robotics Title: In-situ learning from human interactions in public spaces When: Wednesday 27th January, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkce6tqTwuGtLrw3EckaI_KAxVmUnZandw Abstract: In a future where robots will ubiquitously be among us, in public spaces and our homes, we want them to be able to…
Summary: Robotics is a mature technology in orthopaedic joint replacement, but their widespread adoption is still in doubt. This lecture will review the past and present landmark technologies in robotic surgery, and shed light on the successes and limitations of robotic-assisted joint arthroplasty, with a view to identify potential avenues for wider adoption. Bio: Ferdinando…