Schedule of Papers


  • Each tuesday, two students will present three papers
  • The presentations should be prepared for 20-30 minutes and figure another 15 minutes for questions
  • There will be two “assigned” papers on a related topic
  • Using the references or google, students choose a third article that is related
  • The presentations will not be exhaustive summaries of the papers, but cover key themes, insights, “whats new and different”
  • Students are expected to have read the papers as well

Selections and dates

Tue, Feb 26, “Real world Robotics” - Sibo and Yuchen
  1. R. R. Murphy, “Human-robot interaction in rescue robotics,” IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. Part C Appl. Rev., vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 138–153, 2004..
  2. F. Martin, “Real Robots Don’t Drive Straight,” AAAI Spring Symp. Robot. Robot Venues Resour. AI Educ., 2007
  3. How does Boston Dynamics Use AI?
Tue, March 5: Robot Behavior - Nate and Eli
  1. De Silva and H. Ekanayake, “Behavior-based robotics and the reactive paradigm: A survey,” Proc. 11th Int. Conf.
  2. Brooks - Robust Layered Control System for a Mobile Robot.
Tue, March 26: Navigation - Cody and Arjun
  1. S. Riisgaard and M. R. Blas, “SLAM for Dummies A Tutorial Approach to Simultaneous Localization and Mapping,” A Tutor. Approach to Simultaneous Localization Mapp., vol. 22, no. June, pp. 1–127, 2004.
  2. D. V. Lu, D. Hershberger, and W. D. Smart, “Layered costmaps for context-sensitive navigation,” in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2014.
Tue, April 2: AI and Robotics - Sibo and Arjun
  1. T. Niemueller and S. Widyadharma, “Artificial Intelligence – An Introduction to Robotics,” Artif. Intell., pp. 1–14, 2003.
Tue, April 9: Wall Following
  1. Wall Following for Autonomous Navigation
Tue, April 16: Speech and Voice - Haonfan and Abhishek
  1. R. K. Moore, “From talking and listening robots to intelligent communicative machines,” Robot. that Talk List. Technol. Soc. Impact, pp. 317–344, 2015.