Robotics weekly meetings

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  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.


  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


  • 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 30th November - Roderich


  1. Urgent stuff
    • MARCO: We need to briefly discuss the ongoing reparation of our s-bots

  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • This talk is related to my visit to Japan. I will provide an overview about:
    • reasons to go there
    • how to get funding (JSPS programs)
    • some robotics research labs
    • my research and the environment
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

  • NONE

People who will be absent


Download presentation (pdf ~40MB)

  • For the real s-bots the batteries are going to be replaced.
  • The common interface is ready. It currently works on the real s-bots and in the TwoDee simulator.

Wednesday 7th December - Movie


  1. Presentation / Discussion
  2. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent

Marco: I am currently flying from Lyon to Dublin

Wednesday 14th December - Shervin


  1. Presentation / Discussion
    • There's not too much that changed since my last talk.

I will (very) shortly present the reimplemented version of my controller on twodee, talk about the experiments which I prepared and which I intend to run before xmas, introduce the idea for a new controller.

    • If there's any interest I can show photos from Cuba....
  1. Robotics Group Admin

Reading material

People who will be absent

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