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SFU President's Faculty Lecture - Dr. Richard Vaughan

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Room 2600, SFU Surrey Campus

250-13450 102 Avenue

Surrey, BC V3T 0A3

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Robust Interaction in Human and Robot Teams

How should robots behave around people, animals and each other to get things done? Dr. Vaughan’s Autonomy Lab develops mobile robot systems that exploit the latest sensing technology to perform sophisticated, robust interactions with the world and each other. These robots are surprisingly simple and dynamic to use. He’ll describe a series of vision-mediated Human-Robot Interactions with teams of driving and flying robots, and explain why this work is quickly becoming important outside the lab.

A pre-event reception will begin at 5:00 PM and the lecture will start at 5:30 PM.

This event is presented by the Simon Fraser University President's Office and SFU Public Square.




About Richard Vaughan

Richard Vaughan is a Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, where he directs the Autonomy Lab. His research interests include multi-robot systems, human-robot interaction, robot software engineering, and behavioural ecology. He demonstrated the first robot control of animal behaviour, and showed the first barehanded human interaction with unmanned aerial vehicles. He was Program Chair of IROS 2017, Vancouver, and previously held positions at HRL Laboratories, the University of Southern California, the University of Oxford, and the University of Sussex.



About the SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series

The President's Faculty Lecture Series is a public program aimed at showcasing outstanding SFU faculty and their research, and strengthening relationships between the university and the many communities we serve. Free and open to all, the annual series kicks off in late September. Join us at one of our community venues for a stimulating hour of "big ideas" in a range of fields and disciplines. And don't be afraid to put your hand up--there'll be an opportunity to ask questions of the researchers at the end of each lecture!




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The campus has elevator access available at both the main (North) and parking lot (South) entrances. Lecture theater 2600 has an adjustable height table at the upper level, and two spaces for wheelchairs in the front row. The front row seating is accessed via an elevator on level 3 which requires the assistance of SFU security. Security is available 24/7 at 778-782-7070 (non emergency number). If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca or call 778-782-5959.

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