Seminars & Colloquiums


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 […]


Industrial Design Approach Exemplified on Zoo-kinematic Robotic End Effectors

Speaker(s) Axel Thallemer
Date & Time 12 April, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Venue EA LT7A

In the course of evaluating the biological grippers by analytical classification, the opening mechanism of birds’ beaks proved to be particularly promising. This mechanical principle was first described by Franz Reuleaux in the second half of the 19th century. More than 100 years later, in the 1990s, Schilling and Zimmermann re-interpreted the biological paragon by […]


ARC Colloquium in conjunction with Computer Vision for Robotics Workshop

Speaker(s) Prof. Dr. Marc Pollefeys
Date & Time 25 November, 2016 @ 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue NUS School of Computing, Lecture Theatre 19 (LT19)

ARC Colloquium Talk: Semantic 3D Reconstruction While purely geometric models of the world can be sufficient for some applications, there are also many applications that need additional semantic information. In this talk, I will focus on 3D reconstruction approaches that combine geometric and appearance cues to obtain semantic 3D reconstructions. Specifically, the approaches I will […]

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