Why is dynamic robotic simulation so bad? And when will it get better?
Speaker: Evan Drumwright, George Washington University
Date: Tuesday, December 4 2012
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: D463 (Star)
Host: Stefanie Tellex, CSAIL
Contact: Stefanie Tellex, email@example.com
Title: Why is dynamic robotic simulation so bad? And when will it get better?
Dynamic robotic simulation will eventually accelerate robotics research
dramatically through effective validation, super-fast learning, and
lowered barriers to research participation. However, the difficulty of
effectively simulating robots performing tasks that entail physical
interaction is currently on par with programming robots situated in
environments. Participants in DARPA's Robotics Challenge are in fact now
experiencing significant simulation-related problems. I'll describe why the
vision described above has been so hard to achieve, and I'll show recent
research from the GWU Positronics Lab toward meeting it.
Evan Drumwright is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at George
Washington University. He has been a visiting researcher at Honda
Research Institute USA and visiting faculty at the University of Memphis.
His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Willow
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