Robotics weekly meetings

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#* '''Anders:''' Fixed-point: How to handle precision arithmetic on the s-bot without the use of floats/doubles.
 
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#* '''Rodi and Anders:''' Collective transport of an object on a palette, status and ideas.
 
#* '''Rodi and Anders:''' Collective transport of an object on a palette, status and ideas.
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#* '''Christos:''' Given that I do not have something completely new to present, I will discuss 2-3 intresting points that came out of the work presented at the previous talk. I will also complement Elio's talk discussing a possible interesting scenario. Some ideas for my future work will also be given.
 
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Revision as of 15:56, 6 February 2006

Contents

Purpose

  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.


Format

  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

Unless:

  • 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 25th January - Anders

This meeting is going to be a bit technical.

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • Simulation
    • TwoDee: Philosophy, limitations and implementation
    • Discussion on simulation
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

No reading is required, but I would recommend that people interested in or working with simulation to read Jacobi's "Evolutionary Robotics and the Radical Envelope-of-Noise Hypothesis" (.ps.Z), (1997), Journal of Adaptive Behavior vol. 6, No. 2, 325-368.

People who will be absent Rehan

Results

Download presentation (.pdf)



Wednesday 1st Febuary - Elio

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

This week I am going to give a "VERY INFORMAL" (please note the "informal") presentation on some work I'm currently doing on the evolution of signaling using Evolutionary Robotics methods. Note that, the meeting will be strictly focused on the description of my experiments (which, unfortunately for me, they are not very successful at the moment). So, if you are not interested in listening my sorrowful talk, you can certainly miss it.

  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent

Results




Wednesday 8th February - Christos

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin
    • Anders: Fixed-point: How to handle precision arithmetic on the s-bot without the use of floats/doubles.
    • Rodi and Anders: Collective transport of an object on a palette, status and ideas.
    • Christos: Given that I do not have something completely new to present, I will discuss 2-3 intresting points that came out of the work presented at the previous talk. I will also complement Elio's talk discussing a possible interesting scenario. Some ideas for my future work will also be given.

Reading material


People who will be absent

Elio


Results




Wednesday 15th February - Marco

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent

Results




Wednesday 22nd February - Roderich

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent

Marco D

Results




Wednesday 1st March - Shervin

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent

Marco D


Results




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