Program

Detailed Presentation Descriptions
Full Schedule Saturday July 31st
Full Schedule Sunday August 1st

All times are recorded in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), UTC-5

Saturday, 31st of July

Session 1: Simulation
10:00 – 11:00 Brian Gerkey (Open Robotics) – Open Robotics, Gazebo, Ignition
11:00 – 11:15 Ian Dewancker (SBX) – Teaching robots how to see using synthetic data
11:15 – 11:30 Mirza (BabaCAD) – Simulation and control software
11:30 – 11:45 Evan McMahon (Bottango) – Animating robots
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:30 Darko Lukic (CyberBotics) – SLAM and navigation with Turtlebot3, ROS2, and Webots
12:30 – 12:45 Benjamin Gibbs (Ready Robotics) – Forge/OS 5: An Operating System for Industrial Automation
12:45 – 13:00 Tuur Benoit (Studio Technix) – Improving robotics with multi-domain simulation
1 hour Break


Session 2: Mobile Robots
14:00 – 14:45 Mark Emerton (UKRI) – Robots for a Safer World: UK robotics for safer inspections, maintenance and repairs
14:45 – 14:55 Beshr EldebuchA Fully Autonomous Indoor Mobile Robot Using Visual SLAM
14:55 – 15:05 Jason LukIndoor self driving robot
15:05 – 15:35 Sabine Haurt (Bristol Robotics Laboratory) – Swarms for People
15:35 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:00 Calvin Kielas-Jensen BeBot: Bernstein Polynomial Toolkit for Optimal Trajectory Generation
16:00 – 16:15 Human Mode
16:15 – 16:25 Ammaar SolkarLast Mile Delivery Robot for Residential Buildings
16:25 – 16.40 Miro Voellmy (European Space agency – Planetary Robotics Lab) – ExoMy


Sunday, 1st of August

Session 1: Manipulation
10:00 – 11:00 Rich Walker (Shadow Robot Company) – From the general to the specific: why we’re building “Tactile Telerobots” and what the “sense of touch” means for robots
11:00 – 11:15 John TillContinuum Robotics – A fascinating use of mathematical modeling
11:15 – 11:30 Dan Royer Makelangelo art robot
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:00 ThomasMimico: The Biomimicking Robot
12:00 – 12:15 CORO: Collaborative Robot Avatar
12:15 – 12:30 Joshua NyeUsing simple circuits to build powered exoskeletons, and giant robots
12:30 – 12:45 Daniel O’MaraRobotics CoLab: Building Robots to Learn Robotics
1 hour 15 minutes Break


Session 2: Legged Robots
14:00 – 15:00 Shamel Fahmi (IIT) – Overview of the HyQ robots, and how to make them terrain-aware.
15:00 – 15:15 Piotrek WasilewskiWolfie quadruped
15:15 – 15:30 Haider Robotallic: A micro robot using smart materials
15:30 – 15.45 Kevin Chow Converting a toy hexbug into an autonomous robot
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30 Robin Fröjd K3LSO Quadruped
16:30 – 16:45 Gary Lvov Sparky the Quadruped: Using ROS/Gazebo to iterate faster
16:45 – 17:00 Tze Hank ChiaDamage Recovery for Hexapod Robots
17:00 – 17:15 Jeff Underly Quadruped with 3D Printed Recirculating Ball Screws



All times are recorded in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), UTC-5

Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday
Time (EDT)Talk TitleThemeSpeaker/
Participant
Affiliation
10:00 – 11:00Open Robotics, Gazebo, Ignition Simulation Brian GerkeyOpen Robotics 
11:00 – 11:15Teaching robots how to see using synthetic dataSimulationIan DewanckerSBX
11:15 – 11:30Simulation and control softwareSimulationMirzaBabaCAD
11:30 – 11:45Animating robotsSimulationEvan McMahonBottango
15 minutesCoffee Break
12:00 – 12:30Slam navigation with Turtlebot3, ROS2, and WebotsSimulationDarko LukicCyberBotics
12:30 – 12:45Forge/OS 5: An Operating System for Industrial AutomationSimulationBenjamin GibbsReady Robotics
12:45 – 13:00Improving robotics with multi-domain simulationSimulationTuur BenoitStudio Technix
1 hourBreak
14:00 – 14:45Robots for a Safer World: UK robotics for safer inspections, maintenance and repairsMobile RobotsMark EmertonUnited Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
14:45 – 14:55 A Fully Autonomous Indoor Mobile Robot Using Visual SLAM Mobile RobotsBeshr Eldebuch
14:55 – 15:05Indoor self driving robot Mobile RobotsJason Luk
15:05 – 15:35Swarms for People Mobile RobotsSabine HaurtBristol Robotics Laboratory
10 minutesCoffee Break
15:45 – 16:00BeBot: Bernstein Polynomial Toolkit for Optimal Trajectory Generation Mobile RobotsCalvin Kielas-Jensen
16:00 – 16:15Human Mode Mobile Robots
16:15 – 16:25Last Mile Delivery Robot for Residential BuildingsMobile RobotsAmmaar Solkar
16:25 – 16.40ExoMyMobile RobotsMiro VoellmyEuropean Space agency – Planetary Robotics Lab
Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
10:00 – 11:00From the general to the specific – why we’re building “Tactile Telerobots” and what the “sense of touch” means for robotsManipulation Rich WalkerShadow Robot Company
11:00 – 11:15Continuum Robotics – A fascinating use of mathematical modeling Manipulation John Till
11:15 – 11:30Makelangelo art robot ManipulationDan Royer
15 minutesCoffee Break
11:45 – 12:00Mimico – The Biomimicking Robot ManipulationThomas
12:00 – 12:15CORO – Collaborative Robot Avatar Manipulation
12:15 – 12:30Using simple circuits to build powered exoskeletons, and giant robots ManipulationJoshua Nye
12:30 – 12:45Robotics CoLab – Building Robots to Learn Robotics ManipulationDaniel O’Mara
1 hour 15 minutesBreak
14:00 – 15:00Research of the Dynamic Legged Systems lab of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)Legged RobotsDr Shamel FahmiIIT
15:00 – 15:15Wolfie quadrupedLegged RobotsPiotrek Wasilewski
15:15 – 15:30Robotallic: A micro robot using smart materials Legged RobotsMr.Haider
15:30 – 15.45Converting a toy hexbug into an autonomous robot Legged RobotsKevin Chow
15 minutesCoffee break
16:00 – 16:30K3lso QuadrupedLegged RobotsRobin Fröjd
16:30 – 16:45Sparky the Quadruped: Using ROS/Gazebo to iterate faster Legged RobotsGary Lvov
16:45 – 17:00Damage Recovery for Hexapod RobotsLegged RobotsTze Hank Chia
17:00 – 17:15Quadruped with 3D Printed Recirculating Ball Screws Legged RobotsJeff Underly
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