The UW Robotics colloquium is supported in part by Amazon Robotics through the Amazon Science Hub at UW.

The Robotics Colloquium features talks by invited and local researchers on all aspects of robotics, including control, perception, machine learning, mechanical design, and interaction. The colloquium is held Fridays between 1:30-2:30pm (CSE2 G04 - Jeff & Mackenzie Bezos seminar Room - details will be sent over the mailing list). Special seminars outside this schedule are indicated below. Previously recorded talks are available on YouTube.

If you would like to give a talk in upcoming Robotics Colloquia, please contact Jerry Savage ( If you would like to get regular email announcements and reminders about the robotics colloquium speakers, please sign up for the Robotics@UW mailing list.

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Autumn 2023 Organizers: Jerry Savage, Abhishek Gupta, Maya Cakmak, Josh Smith

Upcoming Talks

Dec 08, 2023 01:30 PM
Ani Kembhavi (AI2)

Past Talks

Oct 06, 2023 01:30 PM
No Robotics Colloquium
Oct 13, 2023 01:30 PM
Becoming Teammates: Designing Assistive, Collaborative Machines
Chien-Ming Huang (Johns Hopkins University)
Oct 20, 2023 01:30 PM
Perception and Decision-Making Systems for Human-Robot Teaming in Safety-Critical Environments
Angelique Taylor (Cornell Tech)
Oct 27, 2023 01:30 PM
Updates from NVIDIA’s Seattle Robotics Lab: Task and Motion Planning, Visuomotor Transformers, and Fine-grained Robot Manipulation
Caelan Garrett, Ankit Goyal, and Iretiayo Akinola (NVIDIA’s Seattle Robotics Lab)
Nov 03, 2023 01:30 PM
Title: Bridging State and Action: Towards Continual Reinforcement Learning
Khimya Khetarpal (Google Deepmind)
Nov 10, 2023 01:30 PM
No Robotics Colloquium (Holiday)
Nov 17, 2023 01:30 PM
Title: RoboCat: A self-improving robotic agent
Coline Devin (Google Deepmind)
Nov 25, 2023 01:30 PM
No Robotics Colloquium (Holiday)
Dec 01, 2023 01:30 PM
Robotics & The New Cyberlaw
Ryan Calo (UW Law)

Details of previous Robotics Colloquiua can be found here.