Talking Robotics


Organizers: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Silvia Tulli, Miguel Vasco — contact us: talkingrobotics at gmail dot com, twitter, youtube


Talking Robotics is a series of virtual seminars about Robotics and its interaction with other relevant fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Design Research, Human-Robot Interaction, among others. We aim to promote reflections, dialogues, and a place to network.


Talking Robotics happens virtually and bi-weekly, i.e., every other week, allocating 30 min for presentation and 30 min for Q&A and networking. Sessions have a roundtable format where everyone is welcome to share ideas. Recordings and materials are shared in this website.

Security issues: Zoom links are publicly available on our communication channels; thus, we kindly ask participants to rename themself - e.g., First Name + Last Name (Affiliation/Country) - when joining the session. We welcome suggestions on how to improve the security of these meetings.

Talks Schedule

Check our calendar or download the .ics

Upcoming Talks

2nd October 2020 at 9am PT | 6pm CET
Naomi Fitter “Everything I Know about Telepresence” - session details

16th October 2020 at 9am PT | 6pm CET
Homanga Bharadhwaj “Learning RL policies adaptive to variations in the environment” - session details

30th October 2020 at 9am PT | 6pm CET
Taras Kucherenko “Gesticulating Agents: Why and How?” - session details

5th March 2021 at 9am PT | 6pm CET
Kim Baraka “Socially Interactive Intelligence for Co-Assistive Human-Robot Systems”

Past Talks

25th September 2020 at 9am PT | 6pm CET
Hang Yin “Efficient Representations in Learning Visual Planning and Contact-rich Tasks” - session details

4th September 2020 at 9am PT | 6pm CET
Michael Jae-Yoon Chung “Iterative Repair of Social Robot Programs from Implicit User Feedback via Bayesian Inference” - talk - session details