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2016/06/09

The 1st meeting of EMP Seminar Series in Academic Year 2016

Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor, University of Edinburgh will lecture in the EMP Seminar Series. It is valuable opportunity, we welcome all participating.

2016-1stEMPseminar v2

 

Date and Time: June 10 (Fri.), 2016, 3:30PM-4:30PM

Room: 3B213, Dai-San Area, University of Tsukuba

Speaker: Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor, University of Edinburgh

Title: Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control

Abstract:The next generation of robots are going to work much more closely with humans, other robots and interact significantly with the environment around it. As a result, the key paradigms are shifting from isolated decision making systems to one that involves sharing control — with significant autonomy devolved to the RAS systems; and end-users in the loop making only high level decisions.

The key questions is: while the robots are ready to share control, what is the optimal trade-off between autonomy and control that we are comfortable with?

This talk will look at technologies ranging from robust multi-modal sensing, shared representations, compliant actuation and real-time learning and adaptation that are enabling us to reap the benefits of increased autonomy while still feeling securely in control.

Domains where this debate is relevant NOW include self-driving cars, mining, shared manufacturing, exoskeletons for rehabilitation, active prosthetics, large scale scheduling (e.g. transport) systems as well as Oil and Gas exploration to list a few.

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