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BACTAC - Pearre

 
11/14/2006
3:30pm-4:30pm
ECOT 831

Visual Navigation
Benjamin W. Pearre
PhD Candidate

Why don't robots rule the earth yet? Why is a Mars rover given so little independence? Was the DARPA Grand Challenge really successful? Why don't robots rule the earth yet? Actually, there are quite a few reasons, but "sensor research" is one of the big ones. Beginning with simple algorithms that learn a path to follow, continuing through terrain mapping and navigation of a known environment, and culminating with comparing one image to another, I will present a brief survey of the state of the art in robot visual navigation and discuss future directions.


BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

 
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