When: Sep 25 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Where: Hackerman B-17
Hackerman B-17

Lecturer: Vijay Kumar
University of Pennsylvania
The last decade has seen significant advances in robotics and artificial intelligence leading to an irrational exuberance in technology. I will discuss the challenges of realizing autonomous flight in environments with obstacles in the absence of GPS. I will describe our approaches to state estimation and designing perception-action loops for high speed navigation with applications to precision agriculture and first response. Finally, I will discuss some of limitations with current approaches in the field and challenges in robotics and autonomy.