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The Robotics Journal Club meets regularly to hear presentations or discuss papers that are of interest to the robotics research community at CSAIL. Everybody is welcome to join the club.

Contact: Daniela Rus or Nora Ayanian (nayanian at mit dot edu)

Mailing List: robotics-journal-club at csail dot mit dot edu subscribe

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Spring 2013 Schedule

Spring 2013: Meetings are Wednesdays noon to 1pm.

Wed, Feb 20, 12:00pm

Presenter: Danny Soltero

Wed, Feb 13, 12:00pm

Presenter: Dan Feldman

Wed, Feb 6, 12:00pm

Presenter: Nora Ayanian

Fall 2012 Schedule

Fall 2012: Meetings are Wednesdays noon to 1pm.

Wed, Dec 12, 12:00pm

Presenter: Chris Amato

Wed, Dec 5, 12:00pm

Presenter: Andy Marchese

Wed, Nov 28, 12:00pm

Presenter: Yoav Sterman

Wed, Nov 21, 12:00pm

No meeting.

Wed, Nov 14, 12:00pm

Presenter: Ara Knaian

Topic: Experiences with Kickstarter.

Wed, Nov 7, 12:00pm

Presenter: Kyle Strabala

Wed, Oct 31, 12:00pm

Presenter: Toby Schneider, gobysoft

Topic: Toby will give a presentation about his work on underwater communication.

Wed, Oct 24, 12:00pm

Presenter: TBD

Wed, Oct 17, 12:00pm

Presenter: Dan Feldman

Wed, Oct 10, 12:00pm

Presenter: Dan Feldman

Wed, Oct 3, 12:00pm

Presenter: Danny Soltero

Wed, Sept 26, 12:00pm

Presenters: Stephanie Gil, Cynthia Sung

Old Schedules

Fall 2011

Meetings are on Wednesdays from noon to 1pm.

Wed, Oct 19, 12:00pm

Presenter: Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay


Wed, Oct 26, 12:00pm

Presenter: Sejoon Lim


Wed, Nov 2, 12:00pm

Presenter: Mikhail Volkov


Wed, Nov 9, 12:00pm

Presenter: Anqi Xu, McGill University


Wed, Nov 16, 12:00pm

NO JOURNAL CLUB


Wed, Nov 23, 12:00pm

Presenter: No Presentation, Thanksgiving Lunch


Wed, Nov 30, 12:00pm

Presenter: Andrew Sugaya and Danny Feldman


Wed, Dec 7, 12:00pm

Presenter: Andreas Breitenmoser


Spring 2010

This spring we are meeting on Tuesdays at 12:30 in room 32-397


Tues, March 30, 12:30pm

Presenter: Eddie Nikolova


Tues, Feb 09, 12:30pm

Presenter: Stephanie Gil

Paper:

S. V. Rakovic - Set Theoretic Methods in Model Predictive Control
Nonlinear Model Predicitive Control pp 41-54 ,2009
Pdf Bibtex
Author : S. V. Rakovic
Title : Set Theoretic Methods in Model Predictive Control
In : Nonlinear Model Predicitive Control pp 41-54 -
Address :
Date : 2009
S.V. Rakovic, D.Q. Mayne - A Simple Tube Controller for Efficient Robust Model Predictive Control of Constrained Linear Discrete Time Systems Subject to bounded disturbances
In Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress ,2005
Pdf Bibtex
Author : S.V. Rakovic, D.Q. Mayne
Title : A Simple Tube Controller for Efficient Robust Model Predictive Control of Constrained Linear Discrete Time Systems Subject to bounded disturbances
In : In Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress -
Address :
Date : 2005


Fall 2009

This fall we are meeting intermittently on Wednesdays at 11:30am in room 32-397.


Wed, Nov 10, 11:30am

NO JOURNAL CLUB: MIT Holiday


Wed, Nov 17, 11:30am

Presenter: Mac Schwager

Paper:

J. Gillula, H. Huang, M. Vitus, C. Tomlin - Design of Guaranteed Safe Maneuvers Using Reachable Sets: Autonomous Quadrotor Aerobatics in Theory and Practice
In Proceedings of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Ankorage, Alaska,2010
Pdf Bibtex
Author : J. Gillula, H. Huang, M. Vitus, C. Tomlin
Title : Design of Guaranteed Safe Maneuvers Using Reachable Sets: Autonomous Quadrotor Aerobatics in Theory and Practice
In : In Proceedings of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation -
Address : Ankorage, Alaska
Date : 2010

Wed, Nov 25, 11:30am

Presenter: Stephen Smith and Marty Vona

Paper1:

Stephen Prajna, Antonis Papachristogoulou, Pablo Parrilo - Introducting SOSTOOLS: A general purpose sum of squares programming solver
In Proceedings of the IEEE CDC ,2002
Pdf Bibtex
Author : Stephen Prajna, Antonis Papachristogoulou, Pablo Parrilo
Title : Introducting SOSTOOLS: A general purpose sum of squares programming solver
In : In Proceedings of the IEEE CDC -
Address :
Date : 2002

Paper2:

Russ Tedrake - LQR-Trees: Feedback motion planning on sparse randomized trees
In Proceedings of Robotics Science and Systems V , Seattle, Washington,2009
Pdf Bibtex
Author : Russ Tedrake
Title : LQR-Trees: Feedback motion planning on sparse randomized trees
In : In Proceedings of Robotics Science and Systems V -
Address : Seattle, Washington
Date : 2009


Wed, May 6, 11:30am

Presenters: Mac Schwager

Topic: Mac will be giving a practice talk for ICRA.


Wed, April 29, 11:30am

Presenters: Sejoon Lim and Seungkook Yun

Topic: Sejoon and Seungkook will both be giving practice talks for ICRA.


Wed, April 22, 11:30am

Presenter: Iuliu Vasilescu

Papers:

B. Lavis, T. Furukawa, H. F. Durrant-Whyte - Dynamic Space Reconfiguration for Bayesian Search and Tracking with Moving Targets
Autonomous Robots 24(4):387-399,2008
Pdf Bibtex
Author : B. Lavis, T. Furukawa, H. F. Durrant-Whyte
Title : Dynamic Space Reconfiguration for Bayesian Search and Tracking with Moving Targets
In : Autonomous Robots -
Address :
Date : 2008
F. Bourgault, T. Furukawa, H. F. Durrant-Whyte - Coordinated Decentralized Search for a Lost Target in a Bayesian World
In Proc. of the 2003 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems , Las Vegas, NV, October 2003
Pdf Bibtex
Author : F. Bourgault, T. Furukawa, H. F. Durrant-Whyte
Title : Coordinated Decentralized Search for a Lost Target in a Bayesian World
In : In Proc. of the 2003 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems -
Address : Las Vegas, NV
Date : October 2003


Wed, April 15, 11:30am

Presenter: Seungkook Yun

Topic: Seungkook will be giving a practice presentation for his RQE starting at noon.


Wed, April 1, 11:30am

Presenter: Stephanie Gil

Paper:

M.Pavone, E.Frazzoli, F.Bullo - Distributed Algorithms for Equitable Partitioning Policies: Theory and Applications
In Proceedings of the IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control , Cancun, Mexico,2008
Pdf Bibtex
Author : M.Pavone, E.Frazzoli, F.Bullo
Title : Distributed Algorithms for Equitable Partitioning Policies: Theory and Applications
In : In Proceedings of the IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control -
Address : Cancun, Mexico
Date : 2008


Wed, Mar 18, 11:30am

Presenter: Sejoon Lim

Paper:

Baruch Awerbuch, Robert D. Kleinberg - Adaptive routing with end-to-end feedback: distributed learning and geometric approaches
STOC '04: Proceedings of the thirty-sixth annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing pp. 45--53, New York, NY, USA,2004
Pdf Bibtex
Author : Baruch Awerbuch, Robert D. Kleinberg
Title : Adaptive routing with end-to-end feedback: distributed learning and geometric approaches
In : STOC '04: Proceedings of the thirty-sixth annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing -
Address : New York, NY, USA
Date : 2004


Wed, Mar 11, 11:30am

Presenter: Brian Julian

Paper:

Paris Pennesi, Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis - Solving Sensor Network Coverage Problems by Distributed Asynchronous Actor-Critic Methods
Proc. of 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control , New Orleans, LA, December 2007
Pdf Bibtex
Author : Paris Pennesi, Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis
Title : Solving Sensor Network Coverage Problems by Distributed Asynchronous Actor-Critic Methods
In : Proc. of 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control -
Address : New Orleans, LA
Date : December 2007


Wed, Mar 4, 11:30am

Presenter: Seungkook Yun

Topic: Seungkook will be talking about his recent research results on distributed truss construction algorithms.


Wed, Feb 25, 11:30am

Presenter: Iuliu Vasilescu

Paper:

Andreas Krause, Carlos Guestrin - Near-optimal Observation Selection Using Submodular Functions
Proc. of 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) , Vancouver, Canada, July 2007
Pdf Bibtex
Author : Andreas Krause, Carlos Guestrin
Title : Near-optimal Observation Selection Using Submodular Functions
In : Proc. of 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) -
Address : Vancouver, Canada
Date : July 2007


Wed, Feb 18, 11:30am

Presenter: Mac Schwager

Paper:

Stanislav Funiak, Carlos Guestrin, Mark Paskin, Rahul Sukthankar - Distributed Inference in Dynamical Systems
In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2006) , Vancouver, Canada, December 2006
Pdf Bibtex
Author : Stanislav Funiak, Carlos Guestrin, Mark Paskin, Rahul Sukthankar
Title : Distributed Inference in Dynamical Systems
In : In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2006) -
Address : Vancouver, Canada
Date : December 2006


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