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MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Multi-Robot Coordination and Cooperation via Graph-Based Computation”

Multi-robot coordination and cooperation are critical behaviors that improve team performance and enable new tasks in application areas like autonomous construction, agriculture, and extended operation in large unknown regions. This […]

MEAM MSE Thesis Defense: “Algorithmic Design of an Origami Squirrel-Inspired Paw for Quadrupedal Locomotion in Bar-like Terrains”

The Dynamic Origami Quadruped (DOQ), an origami quadrupedal robot, has been primarily utilized for hopping and walking on flat ground. However, adapting it walking on bar-like terrains presents significant challenges. […]

MEAM Seminar: “Metallivore Robots Powered by Aluminum-air Batteries”

Mobile robots have shown significant advancements in agility, intelligence, and efficiency over the past few decades. However, their endurance and overall performance remain limited by the onboard power supplies. Current […]

MEAM Seminar: “Rapidly Understanding Novel Object Dynamics for Robotic Manipulation”

The field of robotic manipulation is attempting to expand from structured warehouse and lab environments to in-the-wild applications in human-centric settings. When deployed in novel settings, a robot may see […]

MEAM Seminar: “Macroscopic Ensemble Methods for Robot Team Data Collection in Dynamic Environments”

Data is necessary to improve our understanding of dynamic environments, like the ocean. With limited sensing resources, the challenge lies in identifying and acquiring sensor measurements over large spatial and […]

MEAM Seminar: “Controlling Contact Transitions for Dynamic Robots”

Legged robots, robotic manipulators, and their combined embodiment as humanoid robots have received considerable attention across both academia and industry. However, with few notable exceptions, state-of-the-art demonstrations are significantly less […]

MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Bistable Structures Enable Passive Transitions in Mobile Robots”

Making robots more capable, agile, and efficient requires careful design of the robot’s mechanical body to match task requirements. Passive components allow a robot to perform a task without a […]

IDEAS Seminar: “An optimization framework for designing robust state estimators”

Cyber-physical systems often include communication networks that ensure data transmission between different components of the system (sensors, actuators, processing units, etc). The presence of such networks renders the whole system […]

MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Do the Twist: Toward Agile Control of an Axially Twisting Robotic Quadruped”

Even as they continue to improve, legged robots pale in comparison to their biological counterparts. This discrepancy is at least partly due to robots possessing an order of magnitude fewer […]

Raj and Neera Singh Program in Artificial Intelligence Town Hall

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