Seminars & Colloquiums


Service Robots Are Here

Speaker(s) Steve Cousins, Founder of Savioke 
Date & Time 28 March, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Venue COM2-04-02, Executive Classroom

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 […]


Bio-inspired Wire-Driven Fishlike Underwater Robot

Speaker(s) Ruxu Du, Ph.D., F-SME, F-ASME
Date & Time 2 March, 2016 @ 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering Lecture Theatre 7 (LT7)

Fish-like underwater robot, or simply robot fish, is a topic that has attracted much interest in the recent decade. Fish swimming is a wonder of nature: elegant, fast, agile, and highly efficient. Compared to conventional screw propelled ships, fish is several times more efficient, which motivates scientists and engineers to design and built robot fish […]


Advanced Robotics Center Colloquium: Making Robots Behave

Speaker(s) Professor Leslie Kaelbling
Date & Time 21 January, 2016 @ 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Venue Video Conference Room, COM1-02-13

The fields of AI and robotics have made great improvements in many individual subfields, including motion planning, symbolic planning, probabilistic reasoning, perception, and learning. Our goal is to develop an integrated approach to solving very large problems that are hopelessly intractable to solve optimally. We make a number of approximations during planning, including serializing subtasks, […]


Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping: A Fifteen Year Journey

Speaker(s) Gamini Dissanayake
Date & Time 3 September, 2015 @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering Blk EA, Level 6, EA-06-03

Robot navigation in unknown environments, particularly when an external location reference such as a global positioning system (GPS) is not available, requires the robot to be able to build a map of the environment in real-time and simultaneously estimate its own location within the map. Robust solutions to the “Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)” problem, […]


A Historical Humanoid Development and Human Support Robot Technologies

Speaker(s) Yoshihiro Kuroki,  Advanced Technology Engineering Dept. Partner Robot Div. (Tokyo) TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Date & Time 18 December, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Venue NUS Faculty of Engineering, Blk EA, Level 2, EA-02-11

I have launched a development project for a small biped entertainment robot named SDR (Sony Dream Robot) in 1997. In the shortest development period, in November 2000, we proposed the first prototype SDR-3X featuring dynamic and attractive motion performances such as Parapara dances and multi-unit formation dances. QRIO (SDR-4X II) is the latest and the […]

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