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Peter Corke
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Interesting look at patent culture in Apple and Google

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First conference on Robotic Learning, Mountain View. Paper deadline June 28, 2017, Conference November 13 - 15, 2017.

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Eagles attack drones used for mine surveying

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If you're a student or young researcher who attends ICRA read on. I'm the program chair for ICRA2018 and would like to get some input on what people in this group enjoy (or not) about the ICRA format. Megan Emmons who chairs the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee has put this survey together (thanks Megan) so if you have an opinion please let us know.

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We are hiring!
• One full Associate Professor/Professor (5 year term) in Mining Robotics
• Two tenure track Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
• Multiple Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Fellow positions spanning areas of fundamental research and applied industrial research and development

QUT is a highly ranked Australian University with a major program in robotics education, research and industrial applications. The robotics group at QUT comprises more than 110 staff, including 10 academic staff and 20 research fellows and engineers. QUT leads the $26M Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision (ACRV).

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The biggest problem for mobile social robots in the future might be .... children! This paper came my way, and the topic is both humorous and serious, the abstract is:

Social robots working in public space often stimulate children’s curiosity. However, sometimes children also show abusive behavior toward robots. In our case studies, we observed in many cases that children persistently obstruct the robot’s activity. Some actually abused the robot by saying bad things, and at times even kicking or punching the robot. We developed a statistical model of occurrence of children’s abuse. Using this model together with a simulator of pedestrian behavior, we enabled the robot to predict the possibility of an abuse situation and escape before it happens. We demonstrated that with the model the robot successfully lowered the occurrence of abuse in a real shopping mall.


I wonder what we might learn about future adults from their behaviour towards robots as children. Full paper at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2696468
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Drones are proxies for space invaders in this game.

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Listen/watch the master talking about the long history of computer vision

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Here's video from the recent RSS workshop on Deep Learning in Robotics, organised by our Centre. A great lineup of speakers and great discussion. Thanks to Juxi and Niko for making it happen.
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