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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Winter 2024 Organizers: Jerry Savage, Abhishek Gupta, Maya Cakmak, Josh Smith

Upcoming Talks

Mar 08, 2024 01:30 PM
Data-Driven Fine Manipulation
Liyiming Ke (University of Washington)

Past Talks

Jan 12, 2024 01:30 PM
We (finally) have dexterous robotic manipulation. Now what?
Matei Ciocarlie (Columbia University)
Jan 26, 2024 12:30 PM
Robots that know when they don’t know: formal assurances for robot learning
Anirudha Majumdar (Princeton University)
Feb 02, 2024 01:30 PM
Imitating "Shortest Paths" in Simulation Enables Effective Navigation and Manipulation in the Real World
Ani Kembhavi (Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2))
Feb 16, 2024 01:30 PM
Inverse RL in real life: Lessons learned in Google Maps
Matt Barnes (Google Research)

Details of previous Robotics Colloquiua can be found here.