Talking Robotics

Talking Robotics is a series of virtual seminars that aim to promote reflections and dialogues about Robotics and its interaction with adjacent fields. Talking Robotics happens virtually and bi-weekly, i.e., every other week, allocating 30 min for presentation and 30 min for Q&A and networking. Sessions have a roundtable format where everyone is welcome to share ideas. Recordings and materials are shared in this website.

Marynel presented her work (and the work of her students) at the Talking Robotics seminar on Oct. 29, 2021. Her talk discussed how recent advancements in deep learning could aid in tackling important challenges in group Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). In particular, she advocated for Graph Neural Networks as an important class of models that can open up opportunities for reasoning about individual, inter-personal and group-level factors in HRI. More details of the talk can be found here.