Talking Robotics


Organizers: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Silvia Tulli, Miguel Vasco, Joana Campos — 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.

Talks Schedule

Check our calendar or download the .ics

Upcoming Talks

5th February 2021
Glenda Hannibal "Trust in HRI: Probing Vulnerability as an Active Concept" - details

19th February 2021
Nils Hagberg

5th March 2021
Kim Baraka “Socially Interactive Intelligence for Co-Assistive Human-Robot Systems”

16th April 2021
Tesca Fitzgerald “Human-guided Task Transfer for Interactive Robots”

30th April 2021
Shruti Chandra

11th June 2021
Jauwaria Nasir

Past Talks

22th January 2021
Carl Mueller “Robot Learning from Demonstration Driven Constrained Skill Learning & Motion Planning” - zoom link - details

15th January 2021
Daniel Rakita “Methods and Applications for Generating Accurate and Feasible Robot-arm Motions in Real-time” - details

8th January 2021
Barbara Bruno “Culture-Aware Robotics” - details

18th December 2020
David Porfirio “Authoring Social Interactions Between Humans and Robots - details

11th December 2020
Nikolas Martelaro “Remote User Research for Human-Robot Interaction” - details

27th November 2020
Manuel Bied “Integrating an Observer in Interactive Reinforcement Learning to Learn Legible Trajectories” - details

13th November 2020
Natalia Calvo “How children build a trust model of a social robot in the first encounter?”- details

30th October 2020
Taras Kucherenko “Gesticulating Agents: Why and How?” - details

16th October 2020
Homanga Bharadhwaj “Learning RL policies adaptive to variations in the environment” - details

2nd October 2020
Naomi Fitter “Everything I Know about Telepresence” - details

25th September 2020
Hang Yin “Efficient Representations in Learning Visual Planning and Contact-rich Tasks” - details

4th September 2020
Michael Jae-Yoon Chung “Iterative Repair of Social Robot Programs from Implicit User Feedback via Bayesian Inference” - talk - details