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All Robotics Engineering colloquia are from 2 PM until 3 PM on Fridays throughout the academic year at 60 Gateway, Room 1002, unless otherwise stated. Potential and actual colloquium speakers should speak to the RBE Colloquium Committee for answers to typical questions about their visit. The Colloquium Coordinators for the 2019-2020 academic year are Professors Jie Fu, Berk Calli, and Loris Fichera.

The schedule below is tentative and subject to change. Please check this page for the most up-to-date schedule.

Date

Speakers

Affiliation

Presentation

Spring 2020

Jan. 17, 2020

Dr. Megan Chrobak Boston Scientific The Boston Scientific Approach to Competing with Robotics
Jan. 24, 2020 Dr. Markus P. Nemitz Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitesides Research Group at Harvard University From Silicon to Silicone: Merging the Worlds of Hard and Soft Robotics
Jan. 31, 2020 Dr. Xiangrui Zeng Robotics Engineering, WPI Data-Enhanced Automotive Intelligent Control and Active Route Planning
Feb. 7, 2020 Lifeng Zhou Virginia Tech Resilient and Risk-Aware Multi-Robot Coordination
Feb. 10, 2020 Dr. Paul Reverdy Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona Decision Making in Physical Contexts: From Human Supervisors to Autonomous Robots
Feb. 14, 2020 Dr. Marko B. Popovic Physics, Biomedical, and Robotics Engineering, WPI Wearable, Bioinspired Robots, and Universal Manipulation
Feb. 21, 2020 Mr. Kevin Harrington Robotics Engineering, WPI BowlerStudio: A Robotics Integrated Development Environment
Feb. 28, 2020 Dr. Loris Fichera Robotics Engineering, WPI Combining robotics and machine intelligence to enable advanced treatment modalities in the head and neck
Mar. 6, 2020 Dr. Akin Tatoglu Mechanical Engineering, University of Hartford

Probabilistic Methodologies for Autonomous Mobile Robot Localization and Agile Motion Control

Fall 2019

Aug. 30, 2019

RBE Graduate Students

Robotics Engineering, WPI

What did I do this summer?

Sept. 6, 2019

Dr. Greg Lewin

Robotics Engineering, WPI

Spoofing a positioning feedback system and other cruel tricks to play on students

Sept. 13, 2019

Joyce Sidopoulos

MassRobotics​

Sensor Fusion Challenge Info Session

Sept. 20, 2019

Dr. Robert Platt

Computer Science, Northeastern University

Deictic action representations for robotic manipulation

Sept. 27, 2019

Dr. Ryosuke Tsumura

Robotics Engineering, WPI 

A Role of Robotics Technology in Medical Applications

Oct. 4, 2019

Dr. Roberto Tron

Mechanical Engineering Department, Boston University

Intelligent, Safe, and Dynamic Multiagent Systems

Nov. 1, 2019

Dr. Val Schmidt

Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, UNH

Autonomous Vehicles for Ocean Mapping - A Decade of Experience

Nov. 8, 2019

Dr. Lawson Wong

Khoury College of Computer Science, Northeastern University

Abstraction in robotics

Nov. 15, 2019

Dr. Pierre E. Dupont

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Building Medical Robots and Devices inside a Hospital

Nov. 22, 2019

Dr. Emel Demircan

California State University, Long Beach

Human Movement Understanding for Intelligent Robots and Systems

Dec. 6, 2019

Dr. Daniel Flickinger

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Unique Challenges in VTOL Autonomy

Dec. 13, 2109

Jie Fang

Mechanical Engineering, WPI

Interactive Route-Planning and Mobile Sensing with a Team of Multiple Robotic Vehicles in an Unknown Environment