IRIM Seminar Series
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ItemCareer Options in Robotics: Academia vs Industry(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-02-17) Collins, Thomas R. ; Coogan, Samuel ; Dellaert, Frank ; Mazumdar, Anirban ; Parikh, Anup ; Young, Aaron
ItemStar Wars: The Rise of Robots and Intelligent Machines(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-09-30) Gombolay, Matthew ; Mazumdar, Ellen Y. C. ; Yaszek, Lisa ; Young, AaronA long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a space opera movie captured the imaginations of roboticists, researchers, and writers from around the world. Over the last 43 years, Star Wars has had an immense impact on our collective perception of robotics. It has introduced some of the most beloved droids as well as one of the most feared cyborgs in science fiction. In this panel, we will discuss how the Star Wars movies have influenced the design of robots and intelligent machines, including prosthetics, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence. We will show examples of how George Lucas portrayed good and evil in different types of technology and how he depicted human-robot teaming. These illustrations have driven how we design and interact with technology to this day. Whether you love or love-to-hate the movies, these are the droids discussions that you are looking for!
ItemCost of Transport, the Correct Metric for Mobile Systems?(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-09-16) Mazumdar, Anirban ; Rouse, Elliott ; Sawicki, Gregory W. ; Young, Aaron ; Zhao, YeEnergetic cost of locomotion is often the gold standard measures used in autonomous robotic walking for efficiency as well as humans augmented with lower limb wearable robotics. The panel will discuss the relative benefits as well as critical disadvantages to the field’s obsession on energy cost for optimizing robotic systems and controls. Applications to clinical robotics for impaired populations, autonomous biped robotics, and wearable robotics for human augmentation will be discussed. The panel will also discuss potential alternative measures beyond energy cost to assess locomotion systems such as those associated with stability and agility.