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Tutorial on CRAM

The video is a tutorial showing the basics of the CRAM framework, which is a toolbox for designing, implementing, and deploying software on autonomous robots. The aim of the tutorial is to (1) give an intuition of what knowledge the robot needs to execute even a simple fetch and place, (2) show how many different things can go wrong and teach writing simple failure handling strategies, and (3) make the user familiar with the API of the actions already implemented in the CRAM framework.


OMPL for Motion Planning

Path planning is a core problem in robotics. Lydia Kavraki developed a method called the Probabilistic Roadmap Method (PRM), which caused a paradigm shift in the robotics community. The approach introduced randomization schemes that exploited local geometric properties and produced efficient solutions without fully exploring the underlying search space.

That ain't right: AI mistakes and Black Lives

There’s a common misconception that decisions made by computers are automatically unbiased – as opposed to those made by humans. However, Chad Jenkins pointed out many ways in which AI can fail to deliver fair and reasonable results. He pointed out what needs to be done in AI to get the intellectual domain right and how the technology and understanding researchers generate can have a positive impact on the world.

Research Administration in Open Science

Jan Andersen is Head of Research Office at the University of Southern Denmark. He has a background in Computer Science and Danish Language. He has been working with research strategy and research planning. He was involved in building up four very successful research support units. He was an advisor for Rectors of the Danish Technical University, University of Copenhagen, and the former Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. He was responsible for the cross-faculty follow-up of the Danish university merger in 2007.