Richard Vaughan | Robust Interaction in Human and Robot Teams

President's Faculty Lectures, PFL 2018-2019, 2018, Future of Work

How should robots behave around people, animals and each other to get things done? Dr. Vaughan’s Autonomy Lab develops mobile robot systems that exploit the latest sensing technology to perform sophisticated, robust interactions with the world and each other. These robots are surprisingly simple and dynamic to use. He’ll describe a series of vision-mediated Human-Robot Interactions with teams of driving and flying robots, and explain why this work is quickly becoming important outside the lab.

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

5:30 p.m. (PT)

Room 2600 - SFU's Surrey Campus
250 - 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional territories this event takes place.

The President's Faculty Lectures

The President’s Faculty Lectures shine a light on the research excellence at Simon Fraser University. Hosted by the SFU president, these free public lectures celebrate cutting-edge research and faculty that engage with communities and mobilize knowledge to make real-world impacts.

Richard Vaughan

Richard Vaughan is a Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, where he directs the Autonomy Lab. His research interests include multi-robot systems, human-robot interaction, robot software engineering, and behavioural ecology. He demonstrated the first robot control of animal behaviour, and showed the first barehanded human interaction with unmanned aerial vehicles. He was Program Chair of IROS 2017, Vancouver, and previously held positions at HRL Laboratories, the University of Southern California, the University of Oxford, and the University of Sussex.


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