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Abstract: Robotic Building (RB) research has been focusing on advancing robotics in architecture. With help of 4TU funding RB lab have been established in 2014. Since then, RB research focuses on the integration of Design-to-Robotic-Production and -Operation (D2RP&O) chains by linking design and production with smart operation of the built environment and by advancing applications…
Abstract: A wide range of applications can benefit from robots acquiring manipulation skills by interaction with humans. In this presentation, I will discuss the challenges that such learning process encompasses, including representations for manipulation skills that can exploit the structure and geometry of the acquired data in an efficient way, the development of optimal control…
Speaker:  Jan-Nico Zaech, ETH Zürich Title: From Tracking to Planning: Context Understanding for Autonomous Systems When: Wednesday 19th May, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oceuqqTsrE9ULfMNzhfe-jaQhTpay3hHY Abstract: Autonomous systems are currently moving from isolated and controlled settings into more open environments that include interactions with other robots as well as humans. While this comes…
Speaker: Dr Susana Sanchez, Softbank Robotics Europe Title: Human-Centered Robotics: Towards Assisted and Intuitive Co-Manipulation When: Wednesday 5th May, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdu6rqzovHtdbZRNGFuNzzOAS2C6lRoSk Abstract: For a very long time, automation was driven by the use of traditional industrial robots placed in cages, programmed to repeat more or less complex tasks at their…
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Speaker: Andrey Rudenko, Robert Bosch GmbH – Corporate Research Title: Human Motion Prediction for Safe and Efficient Operation in Human Environments When: Wednesday 21st April, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAld–gqzIpGNUg28xBHrtTK-oYl47lM58d Abstract: With growing numbers of intelligent systems in human environments, the ability of such systems to perceive, understand and anticipate human behavior…
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…