Robotics weekly meetings

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Revision as of 15:14, 29 January 2008

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 15.00

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 7th November 2007 - Alex+Alvaro

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • We will present two different works:
    • Infrared Communication on the Epucks : We have developed a library that takes care of the proximity sensors and uses them as a communication system. Local communication is up to 33B/sec getting the distance and direction of the source as well. A proof of concept (Now you do what they told you) will be shown during the meeting.
    • Sharing knowledge to stay on the path : We have some simulations dealing with odometry errors to find nest and prey in a closed arena. Robots communicate between them to reduce dead-reckoning error. Here we present a first attempt to accomplish the task. Results show the importance of social learning with local communication without the need of a global knowledge.

Reading material


People who will be absent



Friday 23th November 2007 - Post-Swarmanoid Review Meeting discussion

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • Swarms of hand-bots: Brainstorming about a swarm based task. The proposals will be added to the Swarmanoid Wiki pages.

Reading material

People who will be absent



Thursday 6th December 2007 - Christos

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  • The Evolution of Self-Assembly in a group of two homogeneous robots.

I will present my latest work on evolving self-assembly. The same dynamical neural network controls two sbots, providing the decision-making about who grips whom, but also directly controlling the actuators for the gripping action. This type of work differs significantly from work addressing the same issue performed previously in the lab.

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 16th January 2008 - Marco

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 6th February 2008 - Takashi

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 13th February 2008 - Navneet

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 27th February 2008 - Alex

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 12th March 2008 - Rehan

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 19th March 2008 - Carlo

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 9th April 2008 - Xavier

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 23th April 2008 - Giovanni

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 7th May 2008 - Arne

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion

Reading material

People who will be absent



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