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Rus, Daniela

Toward Pervasive Robots (Invited Talk)

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The digitization of practically everything coupled with the mobile Internet, the automation of knowledge work, and advanced robotics promises a future with democratized use of machines and wide-spread use of robots and customization. However, pervasive use of robots remains a hard problem. Where are the gaps that we need to address in order to advance toward a future where robots are common in the world and they help reliably with physical tasks? What is the role of geometric reasoning along this trajectory? In this talk I will discuss challenges toward pervasive use of robots and recent developments in geometric algorithms for customizing robots. I will focus on a suite of gemetric algorithms for automatically designing, fabricating, and tasking robots using a print-and-fold approach. I will also describe how geometric reasoning can play a role in creating robots more capable of reasoning in the world. By enabling on-demand creation of programmable robots, we can begin to imagine a world with one robot for every physical task.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Daniela Rus},
  title =	{{Toward Pervasive Robots (Invited Talk)}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016)},
  pages =	{1:1--1:1},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-009-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{51},
  editor =	{S{\'a}ndor Fekete and Anna Lubiw},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-58939},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2016.1},
  annote =	{Keywords:}

Collection: 32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016)
Issue Date: 2016
Date of publication: 10.06.2016

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