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 (virtually over Zoom - 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 Patrícia Alves-Oliveira. 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.

Autumn 2021 Organizers: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Maya Cakmak, Karthik Desingh, Dieter Fox, Sam Burden, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa

Upcoming Talks

Dec 10, 2021 01:30 PM
Towards generalization of precise robot skills: accurate pick-and-place of novel objects
Maria Bauza Viallonga (MIT)

Past Talks

Oct 08, 2021 01:30 PM
Robots that Talk and Learn - A Case for Modeling Humans to Design Effective Collaborative AI Systems
Shiwali Mohan (Palo Alto Research Canter - PARC)
Oct 15, 2021 01:30 PM
Enabling Grounded Language Communication for Human-Robot Teaming
Thomas Howard (University of Rochester)
Oct 22, 2021 01:30 PM
Towards Understanding Animal and Robot Locomotion in Complex 3-D Terrain
Chen Li (Johns Hopkins University)
Oct 29, 2021 01:30 PM
Towards Robust HRI: A Quality Diversity Approach
Stefanos Nikolaidis (University of Southern California)
Nov 05, 2021 01:30 PM
Assistive Autonomy Revisited
Brenna Argall (Northwestern University)
Nov 12, 2021 01:30 PM
Learning Better Ways to Measure and Move: Joint Optimization of an Agent's Physical Design and Computational Reasoning
Matthew Walter (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Nov 19, 2021 01:30 PM
Bridging Safety and Learning in Human-Robot Interaction
Andrea Bajcsy (UC Berkeley)
Nov 26, 2021 01:30 PM
Dec 03, 2021 01:30 PM
Operational Robotics and AI, at Amazon Scale
Michael Wolf (Amazon)

Details of previous Robotics Colloquiua can be found here.