MEMS Seminar: Robots at Sea

Apr 12

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A

Presenter

Professor Gaurav Sukhatme

Underwater robotics is undergoing a transformation. Advances in AI and machine learning are enabling a new generation of underwater robots to make intelligent decisions (where to sample? how to navigate?) by reasoning about their environment (what is the shipping and water forecast?). At USC, we are engaged in a long-term effort to explore ideas and develop algorithms that will lead to persistent, autonomous underwater robots. In this talk, I will discuss some of our recent results focusing on two problems in adaptive sampling: underwater change detection and biological sampling. Time permitting; I will also present recent work on hazard avoidance, allowing underwater robots to operate in regions where there is substantial ship traffic.Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 12:00 noon.

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Contact

Siler, Katherine
919-660-5312
katherine.siler@duke.edu