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May 2020 Robotics Master’s Thesis Presentations

May 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


SEE THE Morning SESSION presentations here

10:00am – Welcome and Introductions 
Dr. CJ Taylor – ROBO Program Graduate Program Chair

10:15am – Alexandre Amice
(Advised by Dr. CJ Taylor and Dr. Alejandro Ribiero)
“Optimal Constraint Relaxation: Theory and Application to Problems in Robotics”

10:30pm – Kristi Davis
(Advised by Dr. Ani Hsieh)
“Reduced-order Spectral Data Analysis for Characterizing Adversary Unmanned Aerial Systems”

10:45am – Christopher Hsu
(Advised by Dr. George Pappas and Dr. Pratik Chaudhari)
“Learning for Multi-Agent Cooperation”

11:00am – Vaibhav Arcot
(Advised by Dr. Vijay Kumar)
“Autonomous Sensing and Measuring in Forests”

11:15am – Vidula Kopli 
(Advised by Dr. Daniel Koditschek)
“State Estimation with Incremental Smoothing and Mapping using the Bayes Tree (iSAM2)”

11:30am – Nanda Kishore Vasudevan
(Advised by Dr. Michael Posa)
“Safety-Aware Controller Design for Balancing and Step-Recovery using Sum-Of-Squares Optimization”

11:45am – Ashish Mehta
(Advised by Dr. Pratik Chaudhari)
“Off-policy Batch Reinforcement Learning”

12:00pm – End of Morning Presentations

SEE THE AFTERnoon SESSION presentations here

1:30pm – Afternoon ROBO Thesis Presentations 
Dr. CJ Taylor – ROBO Program Graduate Program Chair

1:45pm – Shivangi Misra
(Advised by Dr. Cynthia Sung)
“Decentralized Control of a Reconfigurable Expanding Bistable Origami”

2:00pm – Ramanan Sekar
(Advised by Dr. Kostas Daniilidis)
“Planning to Explore via Self-Supervised World Models”

2:15pm – Chhavi Sharma
(Advised by Dr. Kostas Daniilidis)
“Modelling Spatiotemporal Interactions For Video Understanding

2:30pm – Yufu Wang
(Advised by Dr. Kostas Daniilidis)
“3D Reconstruction of Birds

2:45pm – Yulai Weng
(Advised by Dr. Mark Yim and Dr. Jianbo Shi)
“Low-cost Autonomous Lawn Cleaning Robot Design”

3:00pm – Wenbo Zhang
(Advised by Dr. Kostas Daniilidis and Dr. Pratik Chaudhari)
“Deformable Objects Manipulation Using the Koopman Operator”

3:15pm – Qinyi Zhu
(Advised by Dr. Kostas Daniilidis)
“Artwork Annotation Using Hierarchical Learning and Few-Shot Learning”

3:30pm – End of Afternoon Presentations


May 1, 2020
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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