Robotics weekly meetings

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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. Iridia Administration (0 - 15 mins)
  2. 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
  3. 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 16th November - Elio

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • Title: General, Universal, even worst Global: I'm against, better ANTI-.

The talk is meant to be a brief introduction mixed with some personal conclusions concerning the Theory of Direct Perception and its significance in the domain of Evolutionary Robotics.

Robotics Group Admin

  • Arena camera
  • Common interface
  • OMiss and 2D kinematics
  • Duration of the meetings


Reading material

  • None for the moment, I am happy to suggest you some readings if you feel interested in what I will talk about.


People who will be absent

Marco, Federico, Rodi

Results

  • Arena camera: Federico was not present - postponed to next meeting
  • Common interface: Rehan and Anders are working on it now.
  • OMiss and 2D kinematics: It is a good idea, but no one at IRIDIA really needs it now, and no one has the time to work on it.
  • Duration of the meetings: We will try to limit the meetings to 60 mins.

Wednesday 23rd November - Christos

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • Communication - some brief overview, some definitions (this was supposed to have been discussed some months ago when nobody showed up to discuss a related paper I proposed, I guess this time with some "pressure" you will all be there and super-motivated and interested, what a wonderful world...
    • I am going to talk on my work on the Evolution of Communication in cases where there is no fitness reward for signalling-reaction to the signal. What conditions seem to favour the evolution of communication?
    • An idea for extention, an intro for my next talk, maybe?
  2. Robotics Group Admin


Reading material


People who will be absent

Ciro (holiday --> no cake, but maybe a havana cigar...)

Wednesday 30th November - Roderich

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin


Reading material


People who will be absent




Wednesday 7th December - Movie

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin


Reading material


People who will be absent




Wednesday 14th December - Shervin

Agenda

  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin


Reading material


People who will be absent



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