Tartan SLAM Series Fall Edition

Fall 2021 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. The lineup of events aim to foster fun, provocative discussions on robotics.

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Each talk format is 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of open-ended discussion.

Check out our previous edition of the Tartan SLAM Series here.


Presenter Session Title Date/Time YouTube Link

Frank Dellaert

Professor in Interactive Computing

Georgia Tech

Factor Graphs for Perception and​ Action

30 Sept 2021

1:30 PM EST

Martin Adams

Professor of Electrical Engineering

University of Chile

Unifying the SLAM Back and Front Ends with Random Finite Sets

7 Oct 2021

12:30 PM EST

Daniel Cremers

Professor of Informatics and Mathematics

Technical University of Munich

Deep and Direct Visual SLAM

14 Oct 2021

12:00 PM EST

Katherine Skinner

Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

University of Michigan

Deep Learning for Marine Robot Perception

18 Oct 2021

12:00 PM EST

Davide Scaramuzza

Professor of Robotics and Perception

University of Zurich

SLAM: from Frames to Events

21 Oct 2021

12:00 PM EST

Steven Waslander

Associate Professor, Institute for Aerospace Studies

University of Toronto

Unlocking Dynamic Cameras for Visual Navigation

25 Oct 2021

12:00 PM EST

Cyrill Stachniss


University of Bonn

Dynamic Environments in Least Squares SLAM

28 Oct 2021

12:00 PM EST

Amy Tabb

Agricultural Engineer

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Reconstructing small things in large spaces, and other reconstruction stories.

1 Nov 2021

12:00 PM EST

Margarita Chli

Assistant Professor

ETH Zurich

SLAM and beyond: advancing vision-based Robotic Perception

4 Nov 2021

12:00 PM EST

Tim Barfoot

Professor, Institute for Aerospace Studies

University of Toronto

Where Can Machine Learning Help Robotic State Estimation?

11 Nov 2021

12:30 PM EST

Dieter Fox & Xiangyun Meng

University of Washington

Learning to Navigate in the Real World without a Metric Map

18 Nov 2021

12:30 PM EST

Kasra Khosoussi

Senior Research Scientist

CSIRO Data61

CSIRO's Wildcat SLAM: A Robust SLAM System for Robot Teams in the Wild

22 Nov 2021

5:00 PM EST

Ali Agha

Principal Investigator and Research Technologist


Resilient Robotic Autonomy Under Uncertainty

29 Nov 2021

2:00 PM EST

Torsten Sattler

Senior Researcher

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics

Long-Term Visual Localization

2 Dec 2021

12:00 PM EST

Wolfram Burgard

Professor for Computer Science

University of Freiburg

Probabilistic and Deep Learning Techniques for Robot Navigation and Automated Driving

9 Dec 2021

12:00 PM EST


Nikhil Varma Keetha

Robotics Institute Summer Scholar

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Brady Moon

PhD Candidate

Carnegie Mellon University

Shibo Zhao

PhD Candidate

Carnegie Mellon University

Henry Zhang

Localization Engineer


Lucas Nogueira

Master's Student

Carnegie Mellon University