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==Wednesday 29th March 2006 - Alexandre ==
==Wednesday 25th January - Anders ==
 
 
This meeting is going to be a bit technical.
 
   
 
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#* Simulation
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#* TwoDee: Philosophy, limitations and implementation
 
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No reading is required, but I would recommend that people interested in or working with simulation to read Jacobi's [http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&q=http://www.mip.sdu.dk/~wizard/AM04/_I_Articles/11_csrp457.ps.Z "Evolutionary Robotics and the Radical Envelope-of-Noise Hypothesis" (.ps.Z)], (1997), Journal of Adaptive Behavior vol. 6, No. 2, 325-368.
 
   
 
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'''''People who will be absent'''''
Rehan
 
   
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[[Media:Alc_robots_and_simulation.pdf |Download presentation (.pdf)]]
 
   
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==Wednesday 6th April 2006 - Rehan ==
 
==Wednesday 1st Febuary - Elio ==
 
   
 
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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.
 
 
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==Wednesday 8th February - Christos ==
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==Wednesday 13th April 2006 - Anders ==
   
 
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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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#* '''Anders:''' Fixed-point: How to handle precision arithmetic on the s-bot without the use of floats/doubles.
 
#* '''Rodi and Anders:''' Cooperative transport of an object on a pallet, status and ideas.
 
#* '''Alex:''' proudly announces that it is possible to detect reliably a direction pointed by a robot using visual communication (LED-camera)
 
   
 
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Elio
 
 
 
 
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==Wednesday 15th February - Marco ==
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==Wednesday 20th April - Elio ==
   
 
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*'''Marco''': I will briefly present the Swarmanoid project: goals, structure and allocated resources (15 minutes max, everybody invited, also optimization people, so that everybody is aware of Swarmanoid).
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==Wednesday 22nd February - Roderich ==
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==Wednesday 27th April - Christos ==
   
 
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* Roderich would like to (prepare and) rehearse his talk "Self-assembly of Mobile Robots - From Swarm-bot to Super-mechano Colony" to be held on March 7, 2006 at the 9th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS-9, Tokyo.
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The talk will be quick and can be followed without reading the paper (see link).
 
 
http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~rgross/reading_material.pdf
 
 
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Marco D, Thomas
 
   
 
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==Wednesday 1st March - Shervin ==
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==Wednesday 3rd May - Roderich ==
   
 
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* Shervin would like to rehearse the talk he will give next week at the IAS-9 conference. The talk is very similar to the one given in October, so for those who already followed it by then it might be quite boring to hear the same stuff again....
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==Wednesday 10th March - Shervin ==
   
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Revision as of 20:53, 13 March 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 29th March 2006 - Alexandre

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent




Wednesday 6th April 2006 - Rehan

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent




Wednesday 13th April 2006 - Anders

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 20th April - Elio

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent




Wednesday 27th April - Christos

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material


People who will be absent


Results




Wednesday 3rd May - Roderich

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent


Wednesday 10th March - Shervin

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent




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