Special Track on Robotics and Human Interaction

AAAI Conferences

This track focuses on all aspects of robotics, including related areas and applications, including robotics education. This special track will include research papers on robotics and its related techniques, such as vision, perception, and planning. This track also includes robotics education, which will teach various AI techniques involved in robotics.


Announcing the shortlist for Robot Launch 2017

Robohub

The Robotics Hub, in collaboration with Silicon Valley Robotics, is currently investing in robotics, AI and sensor startups, with checks between $250,000 and $500,000. Current portfolio companies include Agility Robotics, RoBotany, Travelwits and Ariel Precision Technologies.


New Horizon 2020 robotics projects, 2016: REELER

Robohub

The robotics work programme implements the robotics strategy developed by SPARC, the Public-Private Partnership for Robotics in Europe (see the Strategic Research Agenda).


Thought leadership in social sector robotics

Robohub

WeRobotics Global has become a premier forum for social good robotics. The feedback featured below was unsolicited. On June 1, 2017, we convened our first, annual global event, bringing together 34 organizations to New York City (full list below) to shape the global agenda and future use of robotics in the social good sector. WeRobotics Global was kindly hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation, the first donor to support our efforts. They opened the event with welcome remarks and turned it over to Patrick Meier from WeRobotics who provided an overview of WeRobotics and the big picture context for social sector robotics.


Robotics Education for All Ages

AAAI Conferences

Computer Science Department Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (cres.usc.edu) Robotics is a growing field that has the potential to significantly impact the nature of engineering and science education at all levels, from K-12 to graduate school. Since 1995, I have been developing and teaching robotics courses at the university level, and in the last two years, I have also been engaged in bringing the robotics curriculum to the K-12 audience, including both students and teachers. My experiences are based on the process of designing and implementing a lab-based hands-on undergraduate Introduction to Robotics course, several graduate seminar robotics course with a hands-on robotics projects, writing a (truly) introductory textbook on robotics, and working with K-12 teachers to bring a robotics curriculum to their students. Next I briefly summarize some of the key highlights of these activities, focusing on what may be the most valuable general lessons.