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  • CS Colloquium: Michael Everett (MIT) - Fully Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human Environments

    Mon, Feb 24, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Michael Everett, MIT

    Talk Title: Fully Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human Environments

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Today's robots are still quite limited in their ability to process information about multiple other objects in order to plan safe and efficient motions through previously unseen environments. Major technical challenges are currently sidestepped by restrictive engineering solutions (e.g., preventing humans from working alongside factory robots, collecting detailed prior maps in every intended operating environment). This talk will present frameworks that enable long-term autonomy for robots embedded among pedestrians and context-guided exploration in new environments. Furthermore, it will discuss future research directions toward safely training and deploying robots in our society.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Michael Everett is a final-year PhD Candidate at MIT working with Prof. Jonathan How. He received the SM degree (2017) and the SB degree (2015) from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. His research addresses fundamental gaps in the connection of machine learning and real mobile robotics, with recent emphasis on developing the theory of safety/robustness of learned modules. His works have won the Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics at IROS 2019, the Best Student Paper Award and finalist for the Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics at IROS 2017, and finalist for the Best Multi-Robot Systems Paper Award at ICRA 2017. He has been interviewed live on the air by BBC Radio and his robots were featured by Today Show, Reuters, and the Boston Globe.

    Host: Nora Ayanian

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 109

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • ByteDance Trojan Talk

    Mon, Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    ByteDance is hiring at USC Viterbi! During the presentation you are expected to learn about our corporate culture, technology, growth path, positions, etc.

    Target group:
    - Full-Time: Class of 2020 graduates (Graduation time:2019.9-2020.8)
    - Summer intern:Class of 2021 graduates (Graduation time:after 2020.8~)
    Working location: Mountain View, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, etc.

    ByteDance is one of the first companies to launch mobile-first products powered by smart recommendation technology and we are aiming to build the best Global Creation and Interaction Platform. Come to join us, Inspire Creativity, Enrich Life!

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections