Robotics weekly meetings

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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 15th November 2006 - Shervin

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • The presentation is about the experiment I'm currently setting up on simulation. The experiment compares the chains with a new controller I call forcefield. I will shortly describe my new controller, and give a detailed description of the experimental setup and the results I expect. My goal for the discussion is mainly to get some feedback and criticism concerning the experiment.
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material


People who will be absent

Wednesday 6th December 2006 - Alexandre

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • The presentation will describe my current work on the use of virtual pheromones for path selection. The predictions of a mathematical model will be compared with results from simulated experiments. I will show that the group of robots is able to display a collective choice in favour of the shortest path, and that it can possibly balance the exploitation of these paths.
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 10th January 2006 - Rehan

Agenda

I will be presenting the recent set of experiments I have done on functional self assembly and adaptive hill rotation.

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 17th January 2006 - Anders

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 31st January 2006 - Christos

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 14th February 2006 - Elio

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 28th February 2006 - Carlo

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 14th March 2006 - Xavier

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



Wednesday 28th March 2006 Post doc #2

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent



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