SIRIS PhD Course 2020
Note this is for the 2020 edition of the Foundations of Robotics Research.
The goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to basic knowledge and tools in the broad areas of robotics, and how these tools are pooled together to deliver robotic solutions to crucial real-world problems. The course will also provide an overview of the fundamental challenges and opportunities at the frontiers of robotic research.
Imagine building a robot which has to navigate to some place and solve a problem for us. To complete this task, this robot needs to be able to
- Sense and See surroundings and environments
- Localize and Understand its position and status
- Plan and Control its motion and decisions
- Actuate and Intervene to complete the task.
As roboticists, we also need the operation of the robot to be safe and ethical especially when humans are involved; we need suitable software and materials/architecture that enable the design and deployment; we need the robot to have the ability to learn from experiences and data.
Our course will take on all these fundamental aspects for robotic research.
Timeline: 9 June 2020 – 10 July 2020, a span of 5 weeks.
Venue: Live on Zoom. Stay tuned for the link.
Two lectures per week: Tuesday 2pm-4pm, and Friday 10am-12pm.
Tentative Lecture Plan
|1||09-06-2020||Tuesday||14:00-16:00||Ian Manchester||The Field of Robotics: Overview|
|2||11-06-2020||Thursday||9:00-11:00||Mitch Bryson||Robotic Vision|
|3||16-06-2020||Tuesday||14:00-16:00||Donald Dansereau||Robotic Imaging|
|4||19-06-2020||Friday||10:00-12:00||Viorela Ila||Localization and Mapping|
|5||23-06-2020||Tuesday||14:00-16:00||Guodong Shi||Robotic Dynamics and Control|
|6||26-06-2020||Friday||10:00-12:00||Tejaswi Digumarti||Machine Learning for Robotics|
|7||30-06-2020||Tuesday||14:00-16:00||Stewart Worrall||Software Design for Autonomous Systems|
|8||03-07-2020||Friday||10:00-12:00||Yi Sun||Soft Robotics|
|9||07-07-2020||Tuesday||14:00-16:00||Naoko Abe||Robotics and Society|
|10||10-07-2020||Friday||10:00-12:00||Stefan Williams||Robotic Solutions for Marine Applications|
Naoko Abe, Tejaswi Digumarti, Guodong Shi, Yi Sun