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Robotics Institute Seminar Archive, Spring 1998
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3891
412/268-8525 . 412/268-5576 (fax)

This page is provided for historical and archival purposes only. While the seminar dates are correct, we offer no guarantee of informational accuracy or link validity. Contact information for the speakers, hosts and seminar committee are certainly out of date.

Seminar Information
Seminars are held every Friday in the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall, unless otherwise noted on the calendar or abstract. Seminars begin at 3:30pm, and refreshments are served upstairs starting at 3:15pm. Feel free to arrive early to get the first shot at the cookies and talk to your colleagues; please try not to leave during a seminar in defference to the speaker.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with a speaker, please contact the speaker if they are from CMU, or their host, listed on the calendar, if they are from outside of the University.

Seminar Calendar
Information on the speaker, when available, can be viewed by clicking on the speaker's name. The abstract, when available, can be viewed by clicking on the title of the seminar.
Date Speaker Affiliation Host
January 23 The National Robotics Engineering Consortium: Mission, Challenges and Outlook
John Bares Carnegie Mellon University

January 30 Building Simulated Environments which Sound and Feel Real
Dinesh K. Pai University of British Columbia
Computer Science
Mike Erdmann
February 6 Statistical Techniques for Building Maps With Mobile Robots
Sebastian Thrun Carnegie Mellon University
SCS and Robotics

February 13 The Mars Pathfinder Microrover - A New Era in Planetary Exploration
Henry Stone Jet Propulsion Laboratories
Pathfinder Team
Sanjiv Singh
February 20 Computational Sensors for Vision
Vladimir M. Brajovic Carnegie Mellon University
February 27 Title: "Interactive Entertainment & Robotics: Shall We Play A Game?"
Ian Davis Activision Sanjiv Singh
March 6 Autonomous Long Range Navigation for Planetary Rovers
Raja Chatila LAAS-CNRS
(National Center for Scientific Research)
Tony Stentz
March 13 Self-reconfiguring Robotics
Daniela Rus Dartmouth College
Computer Science
Mike Erdmann
March 20 Color and Texture Metrics for Image Database Navigation
Carlo Tomasi Stanford University
CS and Robotics
Sanjiv Singh
March 27 No Seminar: Spring Break
April 3 Grasping and Manipulation: Geometry and Algorithms
Jean Ponce University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
Martial Hebert
April 10 High Integrity Localization
Steve Scheding Carnegie Mellon University
National Robotics Engineering Consortium

University of Sydney, Australia
Australian Center for Field Robotics

April 17 No seminar
April 24 Haptic interface and controller design for transparent teleoperation
Tim Salcudean University of British Columbia
Electrical Engineering
Ralph Hollis
May 1 Automatic On-board Planning for Autonomous Spacecraft
Nicola Muscettola NASA
Ames Research Center
Steve Smith

Links and Contacts
Web pages for previous seminars are availbale for Fall 1997, Spring 1997, Fall 1996, and previous years.

For technical issues and final scheduling commitments, as well as opinions or suggestions on speakers and seminar topics, please contact Sanjiv Singh by e-mail at ssingh@frc.ri.cmu.edu, or by phone at 412/268-6577.

For administrative issues, tentative scheduling, reimbursements, and opinions on what kind of tea, coffee, or cookies you would like to see at the seminar, please contact Dorothea Marsh by e-mail at dot@frc.ri.cmu.edu or by phone at 412/268-6577.

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