Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University

Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems


Distinguished Lecture by

Prof. Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University


Symbiotic Robot Autonomy and Learning

We research on autonomous mobile robots with a seamless integration of perception, cognition, and action. In this talk, I will first introduce our CoBot service robots and their novel localization and symbiotic autonomy, which enable them to consistently move in our buildings, now for more than 1,000km. I will then introduce the CoBot robots as novel mobile data collectors of vital information of our buildings, and present their data representation, their active data gathering algorithm, and the particular use of the gathered WiFi data by CoBot. I will further present an overview of multiple human-robot interaction contributions, and detail the use and planning for language-based complex commands. I will then conclude with some philosophical and technical points on my view on the future of autonomous robots in our environments.

The presented work is joint with my CORAL research group, and in particular refers to the past PhD theses of Joydeep Biswas, Stephanie Rosenthal, and Richard Wang, and recent work of Vittorio Perera.

When/where: 3:30PM on Aug 22, 2016. Himalaya 105, IIIT Campus

Manuela M Veloso is Herbert A Simon University Professor and the Head of the Machine Learning Department, in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She researches in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of autonomous agents that Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn, www.cs.cmu.edu/~coral. Professor Veloso is IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, and the past President of AAAI and RoboCup. Professor Veloso and her students have worked with a variety of autonomous robots, including mobile service robots and soccer robots. See www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv for more.

Prof Veloso is a member of the Advisory Board of KCIS




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