Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center

USC Distinguished Lecture Day of Robotics



On April 1, 2010, from 9am to 5pm in HNB 100, you will have the opportunity to attend 11 talks by international leaders in research of robotics. The program is appended below, and the website can be found here. Please note that this is a very unique symposium -- you will hardly ever see so many excellent robotics researcher in one room, covering a wide number of areas in the field. All speakers visit USC in their roles as Area Chairs of the Robotics Science and Systems 2010 (RSS) conference, which has its PC meeting at USC on the day before the symposium.


9:00 Sanjiv Singh (CMU)

Navigating with Range


9:35 Cyrill Stachniss (Univ. Freiburg)

Hierarchical Optimization on Manifolds for Online 2D and 3D Mapping


10:10 David Hsu (National University of Singapore)

A POMDP Approach to Robot Motion Planning under Uncertainty


11:00 Danica Kragic (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))

Active Vision for Detecting, Fixating, Manipulating Objects and Learning of Human Actions


11:35 Jan Peters (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)

Motor Skill Learning for Robotics


13:15 Jana Kosecka (George Mason University)

Semantic Segmentation of Street Scenes


13:50 Alin Albu-Schaeffer (German Aerospace Center)

Soft Robotics concepts for robots interacting with humans and their environment


14:25 Katsu Yamane (Disney Research and CMU)

Towards Human-like Motions of Humanoid Robots


15:15 Russ Tedrake (MIT)

Feedback design for machines that exploit their dynamics


15:50 Stefan Williams (Australian Centre for Field Robotics)

Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping and Dense Stereoscopic Seafloor Reconstruction using an AUV


16:25 James Kuffner (CMU)

Motion Planning for Constrained Manipulation Tasks


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