Amélie Lecornec

Talking Robotics, virtual seminars creating links between robotics researchers

We are happy to announce Talking Robotics, a series of talks to reflect, dialogue, and network about Robotics and its interaction with other relevant fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Design Research, Human-Robot Interaction, among others.

Since COVID-19, researchers have been unable to normally attend conferences and network as we used to. This situation is expected to last some time. 

Talking Robotics creates a virtual space where robotics researchers can present their work and engage with the audience to promote collaborations, feedback, and a sense of community. 

The sessions happen bi-weekly, i.e., every other week. The talks are usually presented on Friday (6 pm CET) but the schedule is flexible to accommodate the speaker availability. Each session lasts around one hour, taking into account 20-30 minutes for discussion and networking. The recorded sessions are shared on the Talking Robotics YouTube Channel for anyone that wants to watch them. 

Talking Robotics started on the 4th of September with Michael Jae-Yoon Chung, a graduate student at the University of Washington whose research focus is on end-user programming for authoring interactive robot behaviors. 

Within the ANIMATAS and since the beginning of the project, Silvia Tulli has been part of the organization. 

See more about upcoming seminars on the Talking Robotics website: