Seminar: Interactive Policy Summarization: Explaining Robot Behavior to Human Users

Date: Feb 6 Time: 2-2:50pm Room: WEB L102 Title: Interactive Policy Summarization: Explaining Robot Behavior to Human Users Abstract: We are steadily moving towards a future where humans work with robotic assistants, robotic teammates, and even robotic tutors. Yet, human users often have little knowledge of how robots work or will respond in a new situation. To ensure safe and effective use of robots, training human users regarding the robots that they work with is imperative. In pursuit of this imperative, this talk will introduce AI Teacher: an explainable AI algorithm that summarizes robot policies via demonstrations, aiming to improve...

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Seminar: Anatomics: Co-engineering Body and Machine to Improve Bionic Performance

Date: Jan 30 Time: 2-2:50pm Room: WEB L102 Title: Anatomics: Co-engineering Body and Machine to Improve Bionic Performance Abstract: Bionic systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Exoskeletons and prostheses restore mobility to people with physical disabilities, and augment able-bodied performance. Although a complete bionic system is made up of biological structures (“the body”) and robotic mechanisms (“the machine”), the traditional development approach focuses solely on engineering the machine. As a result, even the most advanced bionic systems are subject to fundamental limitations of the human body. In this seminar, Prof. Clites will discuss his research in the nascent...

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Lenzi Named U Presidential Scholar

Congratulations to University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Tommaso Lenzi, who was one of four faculty members names as Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah for 2023. This award recognizes excellence and achievement for faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level and comes with $10,000 in annual funding for three years to support their scholarship and enrich their research activities. Dr. Lenzi is among the top researchers of prosthetics in the country and is well known as the designer of the Utah Bionic Leg, which was selected as one of the Best Inventions of 2023 by Time...

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