First UCL Robotics Workshop

Organizer: Dr. Dimitrios Kanoulas

Join us for this event to learn more about UCL’s research in Robotics across disciplines. Discover how Robotics will have a significant presence at our new campus (UCL East) and the activities of UCL Robotics Institute.
Programme Committee: Sarah Spurgeon, Yuanchang Liu, Helge Wurdemann 
Funding: UCL Researcher-led Initiative Awards


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Schedule - Thursday, July 8th, 2021

10:00am - 10:10am Welcome (Dimitrios Kanoulas)

10:10am - 10:15am Welcome (UCL Provost: Michael Spence)


10:15am - 10:30am An Introduction to the UCL Robotics Institute (Sarah Spurgeon)

10:30am - 10:45am Introduction to UCL East (Steve Hailes)

10:45am - 10:55am Robotics in Electronic and Electrical Engineering: A Taster (Sarah Spurgeon)


10:55am - 11:00am Buffer time


11:00am - 12:00pm Robotics in Computer Science (Anthony Steed, Sriram Subramanian, Marc Deisenroth, Simon Julier, Vijay Pawar, Dimitrios Kanoulas)
11:00am - 11:10am Sriram Subramanian's topic: "Contactless Haptics and 3D displays"
11:10am - 11:20am Anthony Steed's topic: "Robots as Interfaces to Virtual Reality"
11:20am - 11:30am Vijay Pawar's topic: "From Micro-Nano to Large-Scale Manufacturing: Robotic Interaction Across Multiple Scales"
11:30am - 11:40am Dimitrios Kanoulas' topic: "Towards Real-World Robots with Limbs via Perception and Learning"
11:40am - 11:50am Marc Deisenroth's topic: "Data-Efficient Approaches to Learning in Robotics"
11:50am - 12:00pm Simon Julier's topic: "Using Prior Information to Map and Localize"

12:00pm - 12:40pm WEISS Center (Danail Stoyanov, Agostino Stilli, Francisco Vasconcelos, Evangelos Mazomenos)
12:00pm - 12:10pm Danail Stoyanov's topic: "Surgical Robotics and AI at WEISS"
12:10pm - 12:20pm Agostino Stilli's topic: "Soft Robotics for Healthcare at WEISS"
12:20pm - 12:30pm Francisco Vasconcelos' topic: "Visual Localisation and Mapping in Computer Assisted Interventions"
12:30pm - 12:40pm Evagelos Mazomenos' topic: "Surgical Data Science in Robotic/Computer-Assisted Interventions"


12:40pm - 13:10pm Break and Poster Session

Posters: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/robotics/events/first-ucl-robotics-institute-workshop-posters


13:10pm - 13:40pm Robotics in Mechanical Engineering (Manish Tiwari, Helge Wurdemann, Yuanchang Liu)
13:10pm - 13:20pm Helge Wurdemann's topic: "Inherently soft – inherently safe: Robots of the future"
13:20pm - 13:30pm Manish Tiwari's topic: "Nanoengineering Sensors and Surfaces for Robotics"
13:30pm - 13:40pm Yuanchang Liu's topic: "Active Sensing and Planning for Field Robotics"

13:40pm - 14:00pm Robotics in Ortho and MSK Science (Tom Carlson, Rui Loureiro)
13:40pm - 13:50pm Rui Loureiro's topic: "Robotics in Surgical and Assistive Rehabilitation Engineering"
13:50pm - 14:00pm Tom Calrson's topic: "Shared Control for Assistive Robotics"

14:00am - 14:10am Buffer time


14:10pm - 14:20pm Robotics in Bartlett School of Architecture (Peter Scully)
14:10pm -14:20pm Peter Scully's topic: TBA

14:20pm - 14:40pm Robotics in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (Stuart Robson, Bani Anvari)
14:20pm - 14:40pm Stuart Robson and Bani Anvari's topic: "Multidisciplinary robotics and autonomous transport systems research in CEGE"


14:40pm - 14:50pm Poster Winners & Final Remarks (Dimitrios Kanoulas)