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All Robotics Engineering colloquia are from 12 PM until 1 PM on Fridays throughout the academic year, unless otherwise stated. This year, all colloquia will be virtual. 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 2020-2021 academic year are Professors Jie Fu, Carlo Pinciroli, and Loris Fichera.

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

Spring 2021
Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation
Jan. 29, 2021 Dr. Haichong (Kai) Zhang, Dr. Yihao Zheng, and Dr. Gregory Fischer WPI Robotics and COVID-19
Feb. 5, 2021 Dr. Rui Liu Kent State University, Ohio AI-Powered Cognition Modeling for Failure-Resilient Human-Robot Collaboration
Feb. 12, 2021 Dr. Dan Sameoto University of Alberta From Soft Robotics to Morphing Matter: Applications for Advanced Multi-material 3D Printing

FORW-RD Thinking Seminar Series

Feb. 19, 2021

Dr. Arash Ajoudani Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) Anticipatory Control of Human-Robot Interation: Towards Enabling Flexible and Agile Work Practices

FORW-RD Thinking Seminar Series

Mar. 5, 2021

Dr. Kris Dorsey Picker Engineering Program, Smith College Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Tunable, Soft Mechanical Sensors

WPI IEEE RAS Student Chapter presents

Mar. 12, 2021

Gokul Narayanan Sathya Narayanan WPI Alumni Need for the Adoption of Industry 4.0 Technologies in the Age of Pandemic
Mar. 26, 2021 Dr. Ryosuke Tsumura WPI Be Free from Limitations with Robotics Technology

WPI IEEE RAS Student Chapter presents

Apr. 2, 2021

Dr. Adnan Munawar John Hopkins University A Framework for Surgical Robot Simulation

Previous RBE Colloquiums