Robotics Today   -   A Series of Technical Talks
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"Robotics Today - A series of technical talks" is a virtual robotics seminar series. The goal of the series is to bring the robotics community together during these challenging times. The seminars are scheduled on Fridays at 3PM EST (12AM PST) and are open to the public. The format of the seminar consists of a technical talk live captioned and streamed via Web and Twitter (@RoboticsSeminar), followed by an interactive discussion between the speaker and a panel of faculty, postdocs, and students that will moderate audience questions.

Stay up to date with upcoming seminars with the Robotics Today Google Calendar (or download the .ics file) and view past seminars on the Robotics Today Youtube Channel. And follow us on Twitter!

Upcoming Seminars

Seminars will be broadcast at 3PM EST (12PM PST) here.

PSA: Robotics Today will be off during January and will return in February! Feel free to catch up on our previous seminars and the upcoming IFRR colloquia below.

Upcoming IFRR Colloquia

The International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) is hosting a bi-weekly colloquia to "provide a platform for open discussion and interaction on diverse themes in robotics". For more information the colloquia and to see the past colloquia, please visit here. Below is the information on the upcoming colloquia!

Robotics and COVID

Date and time: January 21 at 7:00am (PST)/ 4:00pm (CET)/ 11:59pm (JST)
Live Stream: Zoom Webinar
Live questions and discussion: Slido
Moderator: Robin Murphy
Speakers: Paolo Dario, Lino Marques, Haichong (Kai) Zhang

Abstract: Since January 2020, more than 300 different robots in over 40 countries have been used to cope with some aspect of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on society. The majority of these robots have been used to support clinical care and public safety, allowing responders to work safely and to handle the surge in infections. But robots have also been adopted in surprising numbers by private companies, educational institutions, and individuals in order to maintain continuity of work, education and quality of life. Applications such as delivery robots suddenly went from being a distant possibility to being put into daily service. This panel will discuss how robots have been successfully used and what is needed, both in terms of fundamental research and policy, for robotics to be prepared for the future emergencies.

Past Seminars

Videos of the recorded seminars will be posted about a week after the talk.