• BYOD-3 by Darien Martinez Torres: Nick Roy's research!
    Welcome back! Our next event will be brought to you by Darien Martinez Torres, senior technical consultant at Oracle Agenda: Door will be open at 6PM, please call/text one of the organizer if you are late: Peng Cheng :[masked] Abstract: Darien will talk about his recent interview with members of the Robust Robotics Group, CSAIL, MIT, headed by Prof Nick Roy (who needs no introductions and instructions). In 3 hours they discussed about latest trends in sensor hardware, algorithms, simulation techniques & UI to enable higher-level autonomy (e.g. "scan this apartment"). Prof Nick Roy is the cofounder & former lead scientist at Google X project wing, the first-of-a-kind drone delivery service prototype. He currently serve as the director of Robust Robotics Group, actively pushing the boundaries in planning, decision process, autonomous system. - Publications: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=aM3i_9oAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate IMPORTANT: please only fly indoor if your drone has GPS-denied positioning capability.

    Regus, Board Room

    36 King Street East, 4th Floor · Toronto, on

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  • Professor Schoellig's Flying Demo @ UTIAS!
    Sorry for the short notice! 'The' Professor Angela Schöllig will bring us the latest research outcome from her team! /********** Introducing Dynamic Systems Lab **********/ Our research is motivated by the vision of a seamless interaction of robotic systems with the physical world. In particular, our research interests are centered around the challenges associated with robots operating in increasingly unstructured, uncertain and changing environments, and over long periods of time. These situations challenge current robot designs, which rely on knowing the specifics of the environment and task ahead of time in order to operate safely and efficiently. We address this problem by drawing ideas from controls, machine learning and optimization. We believe that the next generation of robot algorithms will combine a-priori information about the robot and its environment with data collected during operation. /********** Introducing Professor Angela Schöllig **********/ - publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QMfeRz0AAAAJ&hl=en - teaching: http://www.dynsyslab.org/teaching/ | https://in.udacity.com/flying-car - Ph.D. – ETH Zürich - M.Sc. – Georgia Tech - MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (2017) - Sloan Research Fellowship (2017) - Ministry of Research, Innovation & Science Early Researcher Award (2017) - Connaught New Researcher Award (2015) - MIT Enabling Society Tech Competition First Prize (2015) /********** agenda **********/ Registration for Dynamic System Lab entrance will be open at 14:45 sharp. It is strongly advised to plan your commute to arrive no later than 2:15 due to the remoteness of the campus. We will be waiting for you at: /********** rendez-vous point **********/ George's Cafe 4800 Dufferin St, North York, ON M3H 5T3 https://goo.gl/C4TKrR If you need more direction, or need help to sign in, please contact: Peng Cheng (Organizer) +1 [masked] [masked] IMPORTANT: Please turn off your communication devices (mobile phone in particular) before entering the campus. Please DO NOT fly your drone(s) near the campus or they will be surrounded and ensnared :)

    Dynamic System Lab, Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto (North York)

    4925, Dufferin Street · North York, on

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  • BYOD-2: Aerial Robotics project discussion
    This is a half day free-style discussion regarding any of the 3 projects (Backyard Flyer, 3D Motion Planning, Building a Controller). Feel free to come and leave at any time, don't forget to bring your algorithm, the stranger the better :) Several drones will be available for compatibility test, if you have your own platform (crazyflies, Intel Aero etc) you can also bring it to test here. IMPORTANT: don't fly indoor, the ban will be lifted after you finished your visual-inertial odometry (VIO) project in Term 2.

    Tango Palace Coffee Company

    1156 Queen Street East · Toronto, ON

  • Bring-Your-Own-Drone-1: Backyard Swarm part I: Scope, Architecture & Topology
    **WARNING**: First cohort, your first FCND assignment "Backyard Flyer" is due on March 6th, Tuesday! Don't miss the deadline! # Session 1 Backyard Swarm part I: Scope, Architecture & Topology. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Basic Abstract: Cyber-physical systems extend modern web services to the physical world, and in some cases, augment their own performance in unexpected ways (e.g. a drone-delivered Google Transfer Appliance has a bitrate of 2.8GBps, far outperforms any existing network). Drone swarm is the simplest of such kind. In this talk, I will give a simple example of swarm implementation capable of goal-driven offline task planning and reactive/speculative failover, use nothing but udacidrone API, open-source stack, commodity off-the-shelf hardware, and most importantly, the Internet. I would further argue that the condition of large-scale CPS on top of Internet has matured, and the open-source community will be at the forefront of its transformation. This is a high level presentation that covers the following topics: - the ecosystem & extendability of udacidrone API - telemetry relay and ubiquitous piloting - piggybacking big data solutions - the curse of scale and how to sidestep The example is part of a long term project that aims to build transparent, accountable and increasingly intelligent toolsets for commercial UAV orchestration. # Session 2 FCND course discussion to chapter 4 Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Basic Abstract: Discuss the following chapters: 2. Autonomous Flight 3. Backyard Flyer 4. Planning as Search Presentation will start at 7:15 What to bring: (optional) your drone and laptop **Important to know**: don't fly indoor, the ban will be lifted after you finished your visual-inertial odometry (VIO) project

    Regus, Board Room

    36 King Street East, 4th Floor · Toronto, on

  • Bring-Your-Own-Drone-1: Backyard Swarm part I: Scope, Architecture & Topology
    **WARNING**: First cohort, your first FCND assignment "Backyard Flyer" is due on March 6th, Tuesday! Don't miss the deadline! # Session 1 Backyard Swarm part I: Scope, Architecture & Topology. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Basic Abstract: Cyber-physical systems extend modern web services to the physical world, and in some cases, augment their own performance in unexpected ways (e.g. a drone-delivered Google Transfer Appliance has a bitrate of 2.8GBps, far outperforms any existing network). Drone swarm is the simplest of such kind. In this talk, I will give a simple example of swarm implementation capable of goal-driven offline task planning and reactive/speculative failover, use nothing but udacidrone API, open-source stack, commodity off-the-shelf hardware, and most importantly, the Internet. I would further argue that the condition of large-scale CPS on top of Internet has matured, and the open-source community will be at the forefront of its transformation. This is a high level presentation that covers the following topics: - the ecosystem & extendability of udacidrone API - telemetry relay and ubiquitous piloting - piggybacking big data solutions - the curse of scale and how to sidestep The example is part of a long term project that aims to build transparent, accountable and increasingly intelligent toolsets for commercial UAV orchestration. # Session 2 FCND course discussion to chapter 4 Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Basic Abstract: Discuss the following chapters: 2. Autonomous Flight 3. Backyard Flyer 4. Planning as Search Presentation will start at 7:15 What to bring: (optional) your drone and laptop **Important to know**: don't fly indoor, the ban will be lifted after you finished your visual-inertial odometry (VIO) project

    Needs a location

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