Seminar: Reinforcement learning to predict sensor signals during walking in animal models and humans

Title: Towards Human–AI SafetySpeaker: Ashley Dalrymple, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering at the U 2/27/24 – 2pm in WEB L102 Abstract: Walking is how we navigate our environments, explore, and get from place-to-place. After injury to the nervous system, such as with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury or stroke, walking is often impaired. Regaining the ability to walk is of high importance to people with paralysis. Currently, clinical rehabilitation methods can only take a patient so far in terms of the recovery of function. We aim to augment the rehabilitation using electrical stimulation and/or powered orthoses. However, the extent...

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Seminar: Towards Human–AI Safety

Title: Towards Human–AI SafetySpeaker: Prof. Andrea Bajcsy at CMU 2/20/24 – 2pm in WEB L102 Abstract:As generative artificial intelligence (AI) interacts with people at an unprecedented scale—from behavior predictors that guide autonomous cars’ decision-making to language models that converse with millions of end-users—the problem of human–AI safety has exploded in interest. However, the safety consequences of an AI model’s outputs cannot be determined in an isolated context: they are tightly coupled with the responses and behavior of human users over time. My group has been formalizing this research challenge by unifying ideas from machine learning with control theory, which rigorously...

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Seminar: Smart and Autonomous Robots for Surgery

Axel Krieger, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University Date: Feb 13 Time: 2-2:50pm Room: WEB L102 Abstract: Robotic assisted surgery (RAS) systems, incorporate highly dexterous tools, hand tremor filtering, and motion scaling to enable a minimally invasive surgical approach, reducing collateral damage and patient recovery times. However, current state-of-the-art telerobotic surgery requires a surgeon operating every motion of the robot, resulting in long procedure times and inconsistent results. The advantages of autonomous robotic functionality have been demonstrated in applications outside of medicine, such as manufacturing and aviation. A limited form of autonomous RAS with pre-planned...

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