Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center

Second USC Symposium on the Futures of Robotics



The second USC Symposium on the Futures of Robotics will be held on the USC campus (Davidson Conference Center [DCC] Club Suite AB) on April 15, 2014. The academic community is cordially invited. No registration is necessary. The symposium is a day long set of talks by young- to mid-career roboticists breaking new ground in emerging areas in robotics and related fields.




Gaurav Sukhatme, Maja Matarić, Stefan Schaal, Nora Ayanian - Welcoming remarks


Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology - "Social Robot Learning"


Julie Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - "Integrating Robots into Team-Oriented Environments"


Stephanie Gil, CSAIL, MIT - "Adaptive Communication Networks for Heterogeneous Teams of Robots"


M. Ani Hsieh, Drexel University - "Control and Coordination of Robot Teams in Geophysical Flows: Exploiting the Environment for Prolonged Autonomy"


Cynthia Sung, CSAIL, MIT - "Geometric Design of Print-and-Fold Robots via Composition"


Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - "Crowds and Robots: Enabling Robots to Learn from Everyday People"


Brenna Argall, Northwestern University - "Turning Assistive Machines into Assistive Robots"


Anca Dragan, Carnegie Mellon University - "A Mathematical Formalism for Legible Robot Motion"




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