Celebrating the Science of Mike Stilman

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Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing, and the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) will host a celebration of Mike Stilman and his work in humanoid robotics on Friday, November 7.Mike, an assistant professor at Tech and an emerging leader in humanoid robotics research, died following an accident at his Atlanta home on Tuesday, May 6. He had been awarded tenure shortly before his death and was scheduled to be promoted to associate professor effective Aug. 16. Mike joined the Tech faculty in 2008 after receiving his Ph.D. in robotics from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.Colleagues from Georgia Tech and members of the robotics community at large will gather to celebrate Mike’s research accomplishments. Invited guest speakers include his former advisors and collaborators.The event is open to the public.


09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks—Dean Zvi Galil, Annie Antón, and Henrik Christensen
Invited Talks
09:45 Tomás Lozano-Pérez, MIT—“Robot Planning”10:15 Chris Atkeson, CMU—“Humanoid Systems”10:45 Break11:00 James Kuffner, Google—“Mobile Manipulation”11:30 Gill Pratt, DARPA—“Dynamic Planning for Humanoids”12:00 Lunch
Presentations by Affiliates of the Golems.org Group
01:00 Sungmoon Joo—“DARPA DRC Robotics”01:20 Neil Dantam—“Grammar Based Control”01:40 Ana Huamán—“Robot Grasp Modeling”02:00 Martin Levihn—“Tool Use for Task Achievement”02:20 Break02:40 Tobias Kunz—“Kinodynamic Planning”03:00 Jonathan Scholz—“Robot Learning”03:20 Can Erdogan—“Object Assemblies for Challenging Tasks”03:40 Michael Grey—“Whole-body Manipulation”04:00 Closing Remarks—Dean Zvi Galil04:05 Reception

Invited Speakers

Dr. Tomás Lozano-Pérez, MITDr. James J. Kuffner, GoogleDr. Christopher G. Atkeson, Carnegie MellonDr. Gill Pratt, DARPA


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  • Created: 08/25/2014
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