Fast Forward Talks 2020

2020 NRI PI Meeting Fast Forward Talks

Session 1: Thursday, February 27, 11:10am - 11:40am
#Principal InvestigatorAward TitleAward #
1Pratap TokekarCoordinated Detection and Tracking of Hazardous Agents with Aerial and Aquatic Robots to Inform Emergency Responders1637915
2Peter KazanzidesSoftware Framework for Research in Semi-Autonomous Teleoperation1637789
3Cerwyn ChiewDesign of nanorobotics based on iron-palladium alloy nanohelicses for a new diagnosis and treatment of cancer1637535
4Matthew WalterLearning Adaptive Representations for Robust Mobile Robot Navigation from Multi-Modal Interactions1638072
5Taskin PadirCooperative Control of Humanoid Robots for Remote Operations in Nuclear Environments1944584
6Matthew SpenkoThe Urban Design and Policy Implications of Ubiquitous Robots and Navigation Safety1830642
7Naira HovakimyanSynergetic Drone Delivery Network in Metropolis1830639
8Aaron SteinfeldMutually Aware Social Navigation1734361
9Kenneth BogertRobust Inverse Learning for Human-Robot Collaboration1830421
10Jacopo BanfiProbabilistic Hypothesis-Driven Adaptive Human-Robot Teams1830497
11Anirban MazumdarRapid Operator Awareness via Mobile Robotics (ROAMR), Customizable Human Safety using Mobile and Wearable Co-Robots1830498
12Peter AdamczykHybrid Active-Passive Actuation for Safety and Performance in Physical Human-Robot Collaboration and Rehabilitation1830516
13Cynthia BreazealDevelopment, Deployment and Evaluation of Personalized Learning Companion Robots for Early Literacy and Language Learning1734443
14Florence SullivanGirls Immersed in Robotics Learning Simulations (GIRLS)1830450
15Ryan WilliamsBalancing Collaboration and Autonomy for Multi-Robot Multi-Human Search and Rescue1830414
16Alan WagnerInteractive and collaborative robot-assisted emergency evacuations1830390
17Carrick DetweilerEnabling UAS Fire Ignitions in Complex Firefighting Contexts1638099
18Lydia KavrakiRobotic Collaboration through Scalable Reactive Synthesis1830549
19Nitish ThakorScalable, Customizable Sensory Solutions for Dexterous Robotic Hands1849417
20Fabrizio SergiGoal-Oriented, subject-Adaptive, robot-assisted Locomotor Learning (GOALL)1638007
21Elliot HawkesMesh Of Robots on a Pneumatic Highway (MORPH): An Untethered, Human-Safe, Shape-Morphing Robotic Platform1925373
22Kinsey HerrinAccelerating Large-Scale Adoption of Robotic Lower-Limb Prostheses through Personalized Prosthesis Controller Adaptation1734416
Session 2: Thursday, February 27, 5:20pm - 6:00pm
#Principal InvestigatorAward TitleAward #
1Bryan MinorLearning-Enabled Robot Support of Daily Activities for Successful Activity Completion1734558
2Aaron YoungRobotic Human Enhancement Enabled through Wearable Hip Exoskeletons Capable of Community Ambulation1830215
3Kris HauserCustomizing Semi-Autonomous Nursing Robots using Human Expertise1830366
4Michael YipA Foundational Approach to Muscle Actuators that Lowers Barriers to Muscle-Powered Robotics Research1830403
5Michael PosaContact-aware Control of Dynamic Manipulation1830218
6Carmel MajidiSoft Active Contact Pads with Tunable Stiffness and Adhesion for Customizable Robotic Grasping1830362
7Vishesh VikasM3SoRo - Mobility and Morphing using Modular Soft Robots1830432
8Hao SuSoft Wearable Robots for Injury Prevention and Performance Augmentation1830613
9John RieffelBehavioral Repertoires for Soft Robotics1939930
10Edwin OlsonConnected and Continuous Multi-Policy Decision Making1830615
11Bradley HayesLife-long Learning for Motion Planning by Robots in Human Populated Environments1830686
12Gustavo AlmeidaCyberlearning with Co-Robotic Teachable Agents1941053
13Dan PopaLight-Powered Microrobots for Future MIcrofactories1734383
14Marcia O'MalleyIntuitive, Wearable Haptic Devices for Communication with Ubiquitous Robots1830146
15Michael GleicherCommunicating Physical Interactions1830242
16Matthew WalterShared Autonomy for Unstructured Underwater Environments through Vision and Language1830660
17Xiaolin HuCollaborative Autonomy and Safety for Teamed Human-Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Fast Evolving Wildfire Environment1830404
18Ajay ShardaAn autonomous insect Sense, Identify, and Manage PLatform (SIMPL) to advance crop protection strategies1830574
19Girish ChowdharyMultipurpose Dexterous Soft and Continuum Arms for Compact Ag-bots1830343
20Nikolay AtanasovDistributed Bayesian Learning and Safe Control for Autonomous Wildfire Detection1830399
21Philip DamesDistributed, Semantically-Aware Tracking and Planning for Fleets of Robots1830419
22Kris KitaniA Cognitive Navigation Assistant for the Blind1637927
23Joseph LaViolaSketching Geometry and Physics Informed Inference for Mobile Robot Manipulation in Cluttered Scenes1638060
24Satyandra GuptaHuman-Guided Robot Teams for Manipulating Large Flexible Sheets in Manufacturing Applications1925084
25Raymond MooneyRobots that Learn to Communicate through Natural Human Dialog1637736
26Simon LuceyA New Paradigm for Geometric Reasoning through Structure from Category1925281
27Stefanie TellexA Gateway Drone for High School Students1940970
Session 3: Friday, February 28, 11:20am - 12:00pm
#Principal InvestigatorAward TitleAward #
1Bing OuyangHybrid Aerial/Underwater Robotic System (HAUCS) for Scalable, Adaptable Maintenance of Aquaculture Fish Farms1830227
2Momotaz BegumRobust Learning of Sequential Motion from Human Demonstrations to Enable Robot-guided Exercise Training1830597
3Yogesh GirdharCo-Multi-Robotic Exploration of the Benthic Seafloor - New Methods for Distributed Scene Understanding and Exploration in the Presence of Communication Constraints1734400
4Ian Walker3D Concrete Printing with Macro-Micro Robots1924721
5Marin KobilarovUnifying standard physics-based control with learning-based perception and action to enable safe and agile object manipulation using unmanned aerial vehicles1925189
6Hadas Kress GazitAd-hoc collaborative human-robot swarms1830471
7Marynel VázquezSpatial Patterns of Behavior in Human-Robot Interaction Under Environmental Spatial Constraints1924802
8Ye ZhaoRobust and Scalable Planning for Agile and Collaborative Robot Teammates in Complex Environments1924978
9Kaveh Akbari HamedHierarchical Safe, and Distributed Feedback Control of Multiagent Legged Robots for Cooperative Locomotion and Manipulation1924617
10Lucas JansonRobust Grasping by Integrating Machine Learning with Physical Models1924984
11Mohammad Khalid JawedPhysics-based training of robots for manipulation of ropes and clothes1925360
12Oliver KroemerAgile and Dynamic Interactions for Mobile Manipulation1925130
13Shiqi ZhangKnowledge-based Robot Sequential Decision Making under Uncertainty1925044
14Wenlong ZhangScalable and Customizable Intent Inference and Motion Planning for Socially-Adept Autonomous Vehicles1925403
15Aaron JohnsonDesign of dynamic multibehavioral robots: new tools to consider design tradeoff and enable more capable robotic systems1924723
16Raymond MooneyImproving Robot Learning from Feedback and Demonstration using Natural Language1925082
17Yunsheng LiTowards Scalable and Self-Aware Robotic Perception1924937
18Juan WachsFIngers See Things Differently (FIST-D): A Robotic Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) based on Augmented Tactile Imaging1925194
19Gregory HagerExperiential Learning for Robots: From Physics to Actions to Tasks1637949
20Sung Cho3-D Maneuverable Feedback-Controlled Micro Swimming Drone for Biomedical Applications1637815
21Matthew SpenkoReceding Horizon Integrity-A New Navigation Safety Methodology for Co-Robotic Passenger Vehicles1637899
22Katie FitzsimonsTask-Based Assistance for Software-Enabled Biomedical Devices1637764
23Xiaogang HuTowards Restoring Natural Sensation of Hand Amputees via Wearable Surface Grid Electrodes1637892
24Nancy PollardDesign and Fabrication of Robot Hands for Dexterous Tasks1637853
25Yunsheng LiReal-time Semantic Computer Vision for Co-Robotics1637941