Robotics and Automation

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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Robotics and Automation
Society Chapter

Oregon Section
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IEEE

Robotics: Current State of the Art


Attracts widespread public interest and
enthusiasm, especially among engineers.


Basic electro
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mechanical design problems
solved decades ago.


Dramatic improvements in compute and
sensor hardware continuing.


Lack algorithms for most applications.
Current software is only competent in
highly constrained (simple) environments.

Immense Potential


Very large number of talented engineers
who are keenly interested in working on
robotics.


Almost no jobs in robotics because the
lack of competent software has been a
roadblock that severely limits the
commercial viability of robotics firms.

RAS Oregon Chapter
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Objectives

Bring together interested engineers to:


Share information about the latest research,
technical ideas, developments, and applications.


Organize activities to help expand the envelope
of robotic capabilities.


Strongly encourage supporting research and
education.


Provide a professional voice to check unrealistic
marketing claims and expectations in the press.

Organizational Meeting


Thursday October 20
th

at 7 PM.


OGI Wilson Center


Room 407.


I will bring in video from the DARPA Grand
Challenge.


We will discuss meeting topics/speakers
and organizing a summer Mobile Robot
Software Challenge.


Free pizza/drinks will be provided.

Brainstorm Future Topics


DARPA Grand Challenge Teams


CMU, Stanford, or Oregon State


Dieter Fox


U of Washington


probabilistic space
mapping algorithms.


OGI Center for Spoken Language Understanding


Intel Open Computer Vision Library


I
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Robot


Boeing X45 Unmanned Combat Aircraft


Hans Moravec


Debate


Consciousness, Commercial Viability, Social
Ramifications


Recent Developments in Theories and Algorithms for
Robotics

Mobile Robot Software Competition


Seek to expand the envelope of mobile
robot capabilities.


In some ways, akin to the X Prize and
DARPA Grand Challenge.


Focus


Advanced Robotics Software


Development of advanced capabilities.


This is not purely an educational exercise.


Participation of Professional Engineers


Continuous Improvement


Frequent Regional Competitions


Minimize Costs for Participants and
Organizers


Schedule


Oregon chapter will run a competition in
the summer of 2006.


Request announcement in RAS magazine.


$100 entry fee will cover cost of facilities
and awards.


Will not schedule in conflict with robotics
major conferences.