Talking Robotics

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Organizers: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Silvia Tulli, Miguel Vasco, Joana Campos
contact us: talkingrobotics at gmail dot com — support us: buymeacoffe

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Concept

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.


Format

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

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Upcoming Talks

20th August 2021
Kate DarlingThe New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots” - details - zoom link

17th September 2021
Nikhita Singh

1st October 2021
Daniel Brown - zoom link

29th October 2021
Marynel Vazquez

12th November 2021
Ilaria Torre


Past Talks

9th July 2021
Elin Bjorling “How Qualitative Methods Will Save Us from Designing the Wrong Robot : A Teenage Use Case” details

25th June 2021
Tanvi Dinkar “Representations of fillers and discourse markers in SLU: a psycholinguistic approach” details

18th June 2021
Jauwaria Nasir “What if Social Robots look for Productive Engagement? - Automated assessment of goal-centric engagement in learning applications” details

28th May 2021
Prashan Madumal “Causal Explanations for Reinforcement Learning Agents” details

14th May 2021
Shiwali Mohan “Using Insights about Human Cognition to Design Social Robots” - details

7th May 2021
Christoforos Mavrogiannis “Formalizing the Structure of Multiagent Domains for Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human Spaces” - details

30th April 2021
Shruti Chandra “Child-Robot Interaction: Learning and Playing with Social Robots” - details

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

2nd April 2021
Filipa Correia “Group Intelligence on Social Robots”- details

19th March 2021 - 4 pm GMT
Ross Mead “Bringing Robots To Life” - details

5th March 2021
Kim Baraka “Humans and Robots Teaching and Learning through Social Interaction” - details

19th February 2021
Nils Hagberg “A call for a Human Approach to Technology” - details

5th February 2021
Glenda Hannibal “Trust in HRI: Probing Vulnerability as an Active Precondition” - details

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