Robotics weekly meetings
- Community. Keep everyone updated as to what other work is going on in the lab
- Research. Cross germination. Get feedback. Get help on problems. Get ideas.
- Admin. Lab administration.
- 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
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 take place on
- A given Tuesday 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.
Tuesday 7th Jun 2011 - Eliseo
- Title: Information Transfer for Collective Decision-Making in Partially Informed Swarms of Robots
This talk will consist of three parts. In the first part, I will sketch an informal, yet quite precise framework for studying collective decision-making in several swarm robotics collective behaviors. Within this framework, I will introduce the information transfer problem, a problem that is quite central in collective decision making and that represents the topic of my PhD. I will also present a taxonomy which classifies the possible mechanisms to achieve information transfer within a swarm robotics setting. In the second part, I will talk about information transfer for heading alignment in self-organized flocking. I will present my contributions that dealt with explicit communication strategies for tackling information transfer in different environmental settings. In the third and final part, I will briefly explain the current work that I have been doing on the information transfer problem, still in the context of self-organized flocking. Before concluding, I will talk about work on information transfer that I plan to do within (an)other collective behavior(s).
- Flocking in stationary and non-stationary environments: a novel communication strategy for heading alignment PDF
- A self-adaptive communication strategy for self-organized flocking in stationary and non-stationary environment (ask Eliseo for preliminary pdf)
People who will be absent
- Ali :-(
Tuesday 17th May 2011 - Manuele
- Manuele will rehearse the defense of his DEA thesis.
- Title: Collective Transport with Obstacle Avoidance through Socially-Mediated Negotiation