Stanford Robotics

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Stanford University

Stanford Robotics Seminar 



Stanford Robotics Seminar is a bi-weekly seminar series co-organized by the groups of Mark Cutkosky, Scott Delp, Allison Okamura, Ken Salisbury, and Oussama Khatib. This two-hour seminar series offers an opportunity for PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to present and discuss their research work providing all the Stanford Robotics community with a forum to interact and learn about the ongoing developments in various research areas of robotics.

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  • Special Seminar on May 31, 12.15pm by Dr. Jerry Kaplan - details can be found here.
  • Special Seminar on April 26th, 12.30pm by Professor Mike Stilman - details can be found here.
  • The new mailing list  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it has now 150+ members!
    Feel free to share your robotics related events, jobs, and PhD defense announcements.. 
  • A selection of photos from the first and second Robotics Seminar can be found here.

Organizer Labs

Laboratory Faculty Coordinator
BDMLLogoJoli   Mark Cutkosky   Santhi Elayaperumal
NMBLLogoJoli Scott Delp      Jenny Yong   
RoboticsLab_CroppedJoli2 Oussama Khatib Emel Demircan
logo_color_transparent_Joli Allison Okamura Ryder Winck
SR_logo_raster_transparentJoli Ken Salisbury Margaret Chapman

Spring 2013 Schedule
Date Time         Presenter Group            Title                                                          Abstract
04/ 05/ 2013

15min Troy Adebar &
Ann Majewicz
3D Robotic Needle Steering: 
Teleoperated Control and Ultrasound Segmentation
   5min Jung Hwa Bae &   Santhi Elayaperumal         Cutkosky
Haptic Feedback of a Force-Sensing Needle
for MRI-Guided Interventions 
15min Francois Conti Khatib Design, Control, and Simulation Strategies
for Haptic Interfaces
  5min  Ryder Winck Okamura Model Mediated Teleoperation of Robots
in Space Demo 
15min Paul Karplus Cutkosky  Robosimian Hand RobosimianHandSideways
04/ 19/ 2013               15min Jack Wang Delp Optimizing Locomotion Controllers Using
Biologically-Based Actuators and Objectives 
  5min Emel Demircan Khatib Robotics-based Reconstruction and
Synthesis of Human Motion 
15min Daniel Aukes Cutkosky Simulation-Based Tools for Evaluating
Underactuated Hand Designs 
  5min Taizo Yoshikawa Khatib Compliant Multi-Contact Control for ASIMO
15min Tony Pratkanis Salisbury Replacing the Office Intern:
An Autonomous Coffee Run with a
Mobile Manipulator 
04/ 26/ 2013
Special Seminar 
Mike Stilman
Humanoid Robotics: A Journey of Environment Manipulation, Language, and Control mikeStilman
05/ 03/ 2013                         15min Michael Yip Camarillo Model-less Control of Continuum 
  5min Jinsung Kwon Khatib Framework for Online Motion-Plan Modification
15min  Sonny Chan Salisbury
Haptic Rendering of Medical Image Data
for Surgical Rehersal
  5min Andrew Stanley Okamura A Deformable Geometry, Variable Stiffness Tactile Display for Encountered-Type Haptics 
15min Tim Dorn Delp Muscular Strategy Shift in Human Running 
Across a Range of Speeds 
05/ 17/ 2013                    15min Kirk Nichols Okamura Autonomous Robotic Palpation: 
Machine Learning Techniques to 
Identify Hard Inclusions in Soft Tissues
  5min Alice Wu Cutkosky A Capacitive Normal/Shear Sensor for Dynamic Force Measurements 
15min Jonas Forsslund Salisbury Spatial Haptic Interfaces as
Open Source Hardware: A Future Toolkit
for User Innovation
15min Morgan Pope (presented by Andrew Kessler & Hao Jiang) Cutkosky
Efficient Jumpgliding as a Test Case for
Bimodal Locomotion 
05/ 31/ 2013
Special Seminar 
30min Jerry Kaplan Artificial Intelligence: The First 100 Years
15min Iliana Nisky Okamura Human Motor Performance in Robot-Assisted
  5min Santhi Elayaperumal Cutkosky A Passive Master-Slave System for MRI-Guided Interventions 
15min Matt DeMers Delp Tibiofemoral Forces are Sensitive to Variations in
Muscle Activity during Walking
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  5min Zhan Fan Quek Okamura Skin Stretch Feedback for Sensory
15min Sergey Levine Koltun Guided Policy Search for Humanoid Locomotion sergey