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==Wednesday 23rd November - Christos==
# '''Presentation / Discussion'''
#* Communication - some brief overview, some definitions (this was supposed to have been discussed some months ago when nobody showed up to discuss a related paper I proposed, I guess this time with some "pressure" you will all be there and super-motivated and interested, what a wonderful world...
#* I am going to talk on my work on the Evolution of Communication in cases where there is no fitness reward for signalling-reaction to the signal. What conditions seem to favour the evolution of communication?
#* An idea for extention, an intro for my next talk, maybe?
# '''Robotics Group Admin'''
#* Arena camera
'''''Reading material'''''
'''''People who will be absent'''''
Ciro (holiday --> no cake, but maybe a havana cigar...)
[[Media:Christos_presentation_nov_2005.pdf | Download the presentation (pdf)]]
* No news on the arena camera
* Rehan and Anders are still working (hard) on the common s-bot interface.
==Wednesday 30th November - Roderich ==
==Wednesday 30th November - Roderich ==

Revision as of 11:35, 7 December 2005



  1. Community. Keep everyone updated as to what other work is going on in the lab
  2. Research. Cross germination. Get feedback. Get help on problems. Get ideas.
  3. Admin. Lab administration.


  1. Presentation & Discussion (30 - 50 mins)
    • Work you have been doing
    • Reading you have been doing in the context of your work
    • Other reading on something you are passionate about
  2. Robotics Group Administration (0 - 15 mins)

Try and make your session as involving as possible for everyone:

  • Send round material to be read beforehand.
  • Ask people before the meeting what aspects of your work / reading they would like to know about or discuss.
  • Think about implications of what you are presenting for the research direction of the lab as a whole - methodologies, technologies etc.

Timing & Attendance

The weekly meetings ALWAYS take place on

Wednesdays at 14.30


  • A given Wednesday is a public holiday, or
  • Something very important (like a Ph.D. defense) is overlapping.

If either should happen the meeting is postponed to the next day.

Please indicate on this wiki page if you are not going to be able to attend a meeting (no later than the Friday before).

If you forget to note your absence in advance you will be severely punished and will be forced to buy a nice, big cake for the following meeting.

Previous Meetings

See Minutes and agendas from previous meetings.

Wednesday 30th November - Roderich


  1. Urgent stuff
    • MARCO: We need to briefly discuss the ongoing reparation of our s-bots

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • This talk is related to my visit to Japan. I will provide an overview about:
    • reasons to go there
    • how to get funding (JSPS programs)
    • some robotics research labs
    • my research and the environment
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

  • NONE

People who will be absent


Download presentation (pdf ~40MB)

  • For the real s-bots the batteries are going to be replaced.
  • The common interface is ready. It currently works on the real s-bots and in the TwoDee simulator.

Wednesday 7th December - Movie


  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent

Marco: I am currently flying from Lyon to Dublin

Wednesday 14th December - Shervin


  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent

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