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Friday Aug. 19, 2011


Lecture Day 2 ELEC 5530 / 6530


Outline:



Demo of CRR lab robot by Jarred Beck and Brian Pappas



Current events


ASEE First Bell and
LinkedIn Today

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Study: Teaching Makes Graduate Students Better Researchers.

http://chronicle.com/article/Want
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to
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Be
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a
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Good
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Researcher
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/128753


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IBM: Two Prototype Chips Mimic Human Brain



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tp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology
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14574747

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Motorized Artificial Leg Able To Move Like A Real Leg.

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2011/08/bionic
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leg/

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News: Southern Veganism
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Inside Higher Ed

(PETA tie
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in)


Others from class ?



Assign
ment

(due Wed.)
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see instructions on Blackboard

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Form team (1


3 people)

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Write a story

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Build a model

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Introduce textbook authors

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Roland Siegwart
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http://www.mavt.ethz.ch/people/professoren/rolandsi/index

professor for autonomous systems at ETH Zurich since July 2006 (Mechanical Engineering)


Autonomous Systems Lab

(Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems)

Distinguished Lecturer (2006/07) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences


Interests: personal and service robots, planetary exploration robots, auto
nomous micro
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aircrafts and driver assistant systems





Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 and his Doctoral Degree in 1989 from ETH Zurich.

He spent than one year as postdoctoral fellow at
Stanford University. Back in Switzerland, he worked from 1991 to 1996 part time as R&D director at MECOS Traxler AG and as le
cturer and
deputy head at the Institute of Robotics, ETH Zürich. In 1996 he was a
ppointed as professor for autonomous microsystems and robots at the
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he served among others as member of the direction of the School of Engi
neering (2002
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06) and funding chairman of the Space Center EPFL



A note about ETH Zurich:

ETH Zurich was founded in 1855 as Federal Polytechnical School





Nobel Prize Laureates of ETH Zurich

1901

Physics



Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen

1913

Chemistry

Alfred Werner

1915

Chemistry

Richard Willstätter

1918

Chemistry

Fritz Haber

1920

Physics



Charles
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Edouard Guillaume

1921

Physics



Albert Einstein

1936

Chemistry

Peter Debye

1938

Chemistry

Richard Kuhn

1939

Chemistry

Leopold Ruzicka

1943

Physics



Otto Stern

1945

Physics



Wolfgang Pauli

1950

Medicine

Tadeusz Reichstein

1952

Physics



Felix Bloch

1953

Chemistry

Hermann Staudinger

1975

Chemistry

Vladimir Prelog

1978

Medicine

Werner Arber

1986

Physics



Heinrich Rohrer

1987

Physics



Georg Bednorz/

Alexander Müller

1991

Chemistry

Richard Ernst

2002

Chemistry

Kurt Wüthrich

Facts and figures at a glance




2010

2009











Students

(headcount)


17,172

(16,342)

16,228

(15,378)



Bachelor students

8,101

7,628



Master students

4,235

3,701



Doctoral students

3,521

3,396



Percentage foreigners

34.9

33.2



Percentage women

30.9

30.6



Graduations

3,382

3,410










Professorships

(full
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time equivalents)


413

388










Staff (full
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time equivalents)

9,809 (7,284)

9,591 (7,111






Illah
Nourbakhsh
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Professor of Robotics

The Robotics Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~illah/



For more than ten years I have been exploring human
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robot interaction with the aim of creat
ing rich, effective and satisfying interactions between
humans and robots.”




Three key questions govern my inquiry into human
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robot collaboration:



What

enabling competencies in the areas of social perception and control are required for applicability of the resulting models?



What principles of robot morphology and robot behavior design have broad applicability to the design of interaction systems?



Can a principled interaction evaluation methodology enable us to implement complete, feedback
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driven design life cycles for
interaction systems?


One research focus has been to develop embedded solutions to the problem of
semantic interpretation

of event
s using
visual sensing
.


Another focus has been robot
navigation

because it is an important prerequisite to many forms of social interaction when the
robot shares the
human physical space
. For example
visual
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topological navigation

and hybrid metric
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topolog
ical models

aim to provide navigation competency
with a minimum of computational and memory demands. Because of the cross
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disciplinary nature of the human
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robot collaboration problem,
integrative research must bring robotics together with other fields that

model human cognition and social behavior. I have joined and extended
models of interaction and evaluation methodology
from Human Factors, HCI and Cognitive Psychology
, outstanding complements to robotics
since these fields already consider human relation
ships to physical embodiments and consider
human behavioral change over time
.


Ethics and Robotics

Robotics 16
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899E, Carnegie Mellon University





Davide Scaramuzza





My re
search area is field robotics for ground and flying robots with particular

focus on perception and computer vision. My
research topics are:



Vision for micro aerial vehicles



Visual odometry



3D mapping in urban environments from outdoor ground vehicles



Camera modelling and calibration



Robust feature matching for place recognition and robot navigation



Sensor fusion







Outline of the book:

Autonomous Mobile Robots


(TOC shown on overhead)