Seminars & Colloquiums


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 […]


AirArm – An Anthropofunctional Robot Arm with Inherent Flexibility

Speaker(s) Professor Dipl.-Ing. (univ.) Axel Thallemer
Date & Time 6 September, 2016 @ 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering Lecture Theatre 7A (LT7A)

Inspired by nature, AirArm is a function-driven robot capable of carrying out humanoid motions. Unlike other nature-inspired research that focuses on mimicking the mere structure and form of the human arm, AirArm is designed with the arm’s natural motion in mind. This industrial, pneumatic 4-axis kinematics with inherent flexibility has been researched, designed, developed, fabricated, […]


The New Robotics Age: The Interactivity Challenge

Speaker(s) Oussama Khatib
Date & Time 14 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering Lecture Theatre 7A (LT7A)

The generations of robots now being developed will increasingly touch people and their lives. They will explore, work, and interact with humans in their homes, workplaces, in new production systems, and in challenging field domains. The emerging robots will provide increased operational support in mining, underwater, and hostile and dangerous environment. While full anatomy for […]


Service Robots Are Here

Speaker(s) Steve Cousins, Founder of Savioke, Former President & CEO of Willow Garage
Date & Time 28 March, 2016 @ 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Venue NUS School of Computing, Executive Classroom (COM2-04-02)

After 20 years of predictions that robots will work among us soon, the predictions are finally starting to come true. Investment in robotics is up, enabling start-ups to explore a range of use cases. Decreasing component costs will make it easier to make real business cases for the technology. Mobile robots are beginning to transform […]

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