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r/Robotics Showcase

An event for members of all ages and abilities
to share and discuss their passion for robotics

July 31st & August 1st, 2021

10:00 to 17:00 EDT (15:00 to 22:00 BST, 23:00 to 03:00 JST)

Full Schedule Saturday July 31st
Full Schedule Sunday August 1st
Full Program

We are excited to announce the 1st Reddit Robotics Showcase!

We showcase the multitude of projects underway in the r/Robotics Reddit community. We have nearly 30 presentations from members of the r/robotics community, ranging from hobbyists, professionals, academics, industrial, students, etc. We have four main categories: Simulation, Mobile Robots, Manipulation, and Legged Robots. The showcase is free and online, and is held on July 31st and August 1st. It will be livestreamed via the Reddit Robotics Showcase youtube channel, you can find the video streams here.


Keynote Speakers

Saturday, 31st of July
Simulation: Brian Gerkey – Open Robotics – 10:00 EDT (15:00 BST, 23:00 JST)
Mobile Robots: Mark Emerton – UKRI – 14:00 EDT (19:00 BST, 03:00 JST)

Sunday, 1st of August
Manipulation: Rich Walker – Shadow Robot Company – 10:00 EDT (15:00 BST, 23:00 JST)
Legged Robots: Shamel Fahmi – Italian Institute of Technology – 14:00 EDT (19:00 BST, 03:00 JST)


Objectives

The primary purpose of this event is to showcase the multitude of projects underway in the r/Robotics Reddit community. Topics range across all focuses of robotics, such as simulation, navigation, control, perception, and mechatronic design. We will use this showcase to present discussion pieces and foster conversation between active members in the robotics community around the world. The showcase will feature invited roboticists in research and industry to discuss what they see as technical challenges or interesting directions for robots. We will focus on the following topics and showcase some of the amazing work being done by amateurs and academics, students and industry professionals alike.

  • Simulation: Proving a concept in simulation is a vital part of robotics. No need to jeopardize hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of hardware when we can verify everything in simulation first. This section showcases some of the amazing new simulation efforts getting pushed in the community.
  • Mobile Robotics: What kind of applications do mobile robots have? What are some of the interesting ways they can be used for professional and hobbyist lifestyles? What are some of the ways we can encourage more people to develop mobile robots at home or in industry to solve problems?
  • Manipulation: The robot arm is one of the most quintessential robots in industry. They can come in many forms and this section will showcase the variety of problems our community is trying to solve with manipulation.
  • Legged: One of the most enticing concepts in robotics is the notion of a walking robot. The last decade has shown an incredible surge in the development and availability of these platforms to professionals and enthusiasts alike.

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