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Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm
Penn News: Vijay Kumar of Engineering will give a webinar for the professional society ASME on the challenges and opportunities of designing aerial robots.
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Thursday April 16, 2015
By Evan Ackerman
Posted 16 Apr 2015 | 17:25 GMil
Presenter: Ilan Shimshoni (Homepage)
Friday April 24, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
In the talk I will review some of my works on Epipolar Geometry Estimation. I will start with the BEEM algorithm which puts RANSAC within the general framework of search/optimization methods. Suggestions for the various components of the algorithm will be given.
Ilan Shimshoni received the BSc degree in mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, the MSc degree in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is a professor at the Department of Information Systems, Haifa University. His current research interests include computer vision, robotics, and computer graphics with application for archeology.
Presenter: Luca Carlone (Homepage)
Thursday April 9, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
* Alternate Location: Levine 307*
In many application fields (robotics, computer vision,
sensor networks, etc.) we find inference problems in which the
variables live on the edge of a graph that has a spatial embedding.
Often the variables to be estimated are elements of Lie groups, and
the available measurements are relative measurements corresponding to
the edges of the graph.
Luca Carlone is a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Computing, at Georgia Tech. He was a visiting researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011) and at the University of Zaragoza (2010). He received his M.Sc. degrees (summa cum laude) in Mechatronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, and in Automation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2008, and a Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in 2012. He is broadly interested in robotic perception, estimation over graphs, and numerical optimization.
Presenter: Sangbae Kim (Homepage)
Friday March 20, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am
* Alternate Location: Towne 337*
Realizing animals’ magnificent
dynamic movements in robots is next big challenge in many future robot
applications. In contrast to manufacturing as a main task for
conventional robots, mobile robots' tasks including disaster response often involve exploring unexpected areas and performing physical work in dangerous environments. The
process of ‘principle extraction’ from biology is a critical step
toward the practical adoptation of nature's design.
Prof. Sangbae Kim, is the director of the Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on the bio-inspired robotic platform design by extracting principles from complex biological systems. Kim’s achievements on bio-inspired robot development include the world‘s first directional adhesive inspired from gecko lizards, and a climbing robot, Stickybot, that utilizes the directional adhesives to climb smooth surfaces featured in TIME’s best inventions in 2006. The MIT Cheetah achieves stable outdoor running at an efficiency of animals, employing biomechanical principles from studies of best runners in nature. This achievement was covered by more than 200 articles. He is a recipient of King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions on Robotics Paper Award (2008), DARPA YFA(2013), and NSF CAREER (2014) award.
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering
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Tuesday February 24, 2015
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