Seminars & Colloquiums


Advanced Robotics Centre Seminar: Learning How The Brain Learns

Speaker(s) Fred Almeida
Date & Time 19 December, 2018
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering, Lecture Theater 7A (LT7A)

Artificial intelligence learns as we humans do – by trial and error. Our experiences teach us valuable lessons which can be applied to new situations. Over time the surrounding world starts to make sense to us and we can be entrusted with more demanding tasks like driving a car. For an AI agent, this learning […]


Deep learning as CAD in Medical AI & Imaging

Speaker(s) Dr. Zongyuan Ge
Date & Time 31 August, 2018
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering, Advanced Robotics Centre, Blk E6, Level 7, ARC Engagement Space

Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have demonstrated that deep learning technologies have superiority in solving various medical imaging analysis tasks involving CT, MRI and X-ray. In this talk, Zongyuan will go through his research in dermatology and radiology analytics during his career at IBM and NVIDIA research – Australia. More specifically, he […]


Industrial Design of an Universal Gripper

Speaker(s) Axel Thallemer
Date & Time 10 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Venue ARC Engagement Room

Compared to taking inspiration from paragons found in nature, purpose-driven reasoning is used to open up a larger range of strategic solutions than would generally be available in the context of biomimetics, due to the evolutionary burden and organic constraints. With respect to a suitable functional shape, the specific design around a pneumatic micro actuator […]


Enhanced Performance and Autonomy for Field Robots Through Safe Learning with Degraded Sensing in Unstructured, Uncertain and Changing Environments

Speaker(s) Erkan Kayacan, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Date & Time 20 December, 2017 @ 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering, Advanced Robotics Centre, Blk E6, Level 7, Engagement Room

Nowadays, the complexity in the design of robotic systems increases enormously due to the fact that human beings desire a higher level of intelligence and autonomy. Additionally, it is important that the developed systems must be capable of autonomously adapting to the variations in the operating environment while maintaining the overall objective to accomplish tasks […]


Towards Smart Service Robots with Task Intelligence

Speaker(s) Prof Jong-Hwan Kim
Date & Time 30 August, 2017 @ 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue Engineering Auditorium

Robots have been expected to do smart services as well as various troublesome or arduous tasks for humans. Since these human-scale tasks consist of sequential procedures, the robots need a knowledge structure to store the temporal sequences through active learning and to retrieve them to autonomously perform such tasks in similar situations through reasoning. The […]

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