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.

The UW Robotics Colloquium is supported in part by the UW+Amazon Science Hub.

If you would like to give a talk in upcoming Robotics Colloquia, please contact Selest Nashef ( 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 2022 Organizers: Selest Nashef, Josh Smith, Byron Boots, Maya Cakmak, Dieter Fox, Abhishek Gupta, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa

Upcoming Talks

Dec 09, 2022 01:30 PM
Aligning Robot Representations with Humans
Andreea Bobu (UC Berkeley)

Past Talks

Oct 07, 2022 01:30 PM
The Neuromechanics of Walking Ability Limitations in Old Age: From Mechanisms to Engineered Solutions
Jason Franz (UNC/NCSU)
Oct 14, 2022 01:30 PM
Risk-Aware Planning and Control in Unstructured Environments
Anushri Dixit (California Institute of Technology)
Oct 21, 2022 01:30 PM
Towards Human-Friendly Robots
Joohyung Kim (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Oct 28, 2022 01:30 PM
Robot Learning from Imperfect and Inexpert Teachers
Taylor Kessler Faulkner (UW)
Nov 04, 2022 01:30 PM
Coming of Age of Robot Learning
Pulkit Agrawal (MIT)
Nov 11, 2022 01:30 PM
Nov 18, 2022 01:30 PM
Representations in Robot Manipulation: Learning to Manipulate Ropes, Fabrics, Bags, and Liquids
Daniel Seita (Carnegie Mellon University)
Nov 19, 2022 01:30 PM
Dec 02, 2022 01:30 PM
Leveraging WiFi for Robust and Resource-Efficient SLAM
Aditya Arun (University of California, San Diego)

Details of previous Robotics Colloquiua can be found here.