Tartan SLAM Series

An interactive series of talks, tutorials, and learning on SLAM

General Information

The goal of this series is to expand the understanding of those both new and experienced with SLAM. Sessions will include research talks, as well as introductions to various themes of SLAM and thought provoking open-ended discussions. This is the inaugural series in the lineup of events aiming to foster fun, provocative discussions on robotics.

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Event Format: 40 min Talk & 20 min Open-ended Discussion

Schedule

Presenter Session Title Date/Time YouTube Link

Sebastian Scherer

Associate Research Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

Challenges in SLAM: What's ahead

Outline and Links

27 May 2021

12:30 PM EST

Michael Kaess

Associate Research Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

Factor Graphs and Robust Perception

Outline and Links

3 June 2021

4:00 PM EST

Michael Milford

Professor in Electrical Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

Biologically-inspired SLAM: Where are we coming from and where could we go?

Outline and Links

10 June 2021

4:00 PM EST

Andrew Davison

Professor of Robot Vision

Imperial College London

Graph-based representations for Spatial-AI

1 July 2021

12:30 PM EST

Guoquan (Paul) Huang

Associate Professor

University of Delaware

Visual-Inertial Estimation and Perception

Outline and Links

8 July 2021

12:30 PM EST

Luca Carlone

Assistant Professor in Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Future of Robot Perception: Recent Progress and Opportunities Beyond SLAM

15 July 2021

12:30 PM EST

John Leonard

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Past, Present and Future of SLAM

22 July 2021

12:00 PM EST

Krishna Murthy Jatavallabhula

PhD Candidate

Mila

GradSLAM: Differentiable programming for SLAM

29 July 2021

12:30 PM EST

Wenshan Wang

Scientist

Carnegie Mellon University

Pushing the limits of Visual SLAM

5 August 2021

12:30 PM EST

Shibo Zhao

PhD Candidate

Carnegie Mellon University

Super Odometry: Robust Localization and Mapping in Challenging Environments

12 August 2021

12:30 PM EST



Session Contents


Sebastian Scherer

Challenges in SLAM: What's ahead  


Michael Kaess

Factor Graphs and Robust Perception  


Michael Milford

Biologically-inspired SLAM  


Guoquan (Paul) Huang

Visual-Inertial Estimation and Perception  



Organizers

Shibo Zhao

PhD Candidate

Carnegie Mellon University

Nikhil Varma Keetha

Robotics Institute Summer Scholar

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Wenshan Wang

Scientist

Carnegie Mellon University

Henry Zhang

Master's Student

Carnegie Mellon University

Brady Moon

PhD Candidate

Carnegie Mellon University