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Plenary and Keynote talks focus sequence #2: Frank Dellaert & Ashish Deshpande


Final Wednesday we began this sequence of posts showcasing the plenary and keynote talks from the IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (Worldwide Convention on Clever Robots and Techniques). This can be a nice alternative to remain updated with the newest robotics & AI analysis from prime roboticists on the planet. This week we’re bringing you Prof. Frank Dellaert (Georgia Institute of Expertise; Google AI) and Prof. Ashish Deshpande (The College of Texas).

Prof. Frank Dellaert – Notion in Aerial, Marine & House Robotics: a Biased Outlook

Bio: Frank Dellaert is a Professor within the Faculty of Interactive Computing on the Georgia Institute of Expertise and a Analysis Scientist at Google AI. Whereas on go away from Georgia Tech in 2016-2018, he served as Technical Undertaking Lead at Fb’s Constructing 8 {hardware} division. Earlier than that he was additionally Chief Scientist at Skydio, a startup based by MIT grads to create intuitive interfaces for micro-aerial autos. His analysis is within the overlap between robotics and pc imaginative and prescient, and he’s significantly desirous about graphical mannequin strategies to resolve large-scale issues in mapping, 3D reconstruction, and more and more model-predictive management. The GTSAM toolbox embodies most of the concepts his analysis group has labored on prior to now few years and is accessible at

Prof. Ashish Deshpande – Concord Exoskeleton: A Journey from Robotics Lab to Stroke

Bio: Ashish D. Deshpande is captivated with serving to stroke sufferers get well from their disabilities and he believes robots might function essential instruments within the restoration course of. He’s a school member in Mechanical Engineering at The College of Texas at Austin, the place he directs the ReNeu Robotics Lab. His work focuses on the examine of human system and design of robotic methods towards the objectives accelerating restoration after a neurological damage (e.g. stroke and spinal twine damage), bettering the standard of lives of these residing disabilities (e.g. amputation) and enhancing lives and productiveness of employees, troopers and astronauts. Particularly, his group has designed two novel exoskeletons for delivering participating and subject-specific coaching for neuro-recovery of upper-body actions after stroke and spinal twine damage. Dr. Deshpande is a co-founder of Harmonic Bionics whose mission is to enhance rehabilitation outcomes for the stroke sufferers.

Daniel Carrillo-Zapata

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Daniel Carrillo-Zapata was awared his PhD in swarm robotics on the Bristol Robotics Lab in 2020. He now fosters the tradition of “scientific agitation” to have interaction in two-way conversations between researchers and society.



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