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All Robotics Engineering colloquia are from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Fridays throughout the academic year, 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 2021-2022 academic year are Professors Zhi (Jane) Li, 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 2022
Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation
01/21/2022 Dr. Heather Cu;bertson

University of Southern California

Using Data for Increased Realism with Haptic Devices and Modeling

01/28/2022 Dr. Nitin Sanket

University of Maryland

Action-Perception Synergy: Bio-Inspired AI For Small Autonomous Robots


Dr. Derya Aksaray

University of Minnesota

Reinforcement Learning for Dynamical Systems with Temporal Logic Specifications


Dr. Andre Rosendo

Shanghai Tech University

Estimating Strain Orientation on Soft Robots

WIN 'Bridging the Gaps' Colloquium Series


Mary Hayhoe

University of Texas Austin

Visually Guided Action Decisions in Human Natural Behavior


Dr. Isuru Godage

DePaul University

Continuum robots: recent advances and future directions toward better human-robot collaboration


Dr. Yayun Du

University of California, Los Angeles

Adaptive Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems: Design, Perception, & Control

WIN 'Bridging the Gaps' Colloquium Series


Dr. He (Helen) Huang

North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Restoring Motor Function of Individuals with Limb Loss via Bionic Prostheses


Dr. Enrico Mingo Hoffman

 PAL Robotics

Model-Based Optimization for Whole-Body Motion Planning & Control


Dr. Matteo Laffranchi

Rehab Technologies Lab

User-centred development of healthcare wearable robotics

WIN 'Bridging the Gaps' Colloquium Series


Dr. Holly Yanco

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Designing Robots for Humans


Dr. Cristian A. Linte

Rochester Institute of Technology

Biomedical Image Computing, Modeling and Visualization Tools for Computer-integrated Diagnosis and Therapy

Previous RBE Colloquiums