Charla: Robotics at construction

Día: Martes 22 de mayo,

Hora:13 horas

Lugar: Aula 0.03 edificio Betancourt



Construction, one of the world's largest industries still relies on tools developed hundreds of years ago to tackle today's problems. This makes the industry extremely inefficient and wasteful. Whilst we may design digitally, we still construct manually and this disconnect between design and execution is at the core of the industry's inefficiencies. At Scaled Robotics we are looking to bridge this gap by viewing the problem of building construction through the lens of additive manufacturing. We envision the use of teams of intelligent mobile robots to translate the digital design into a physical reality. This is spurred by a creative exploration of the deep potential of advances made in robot perception, dexterous manipulation and advanced mobility with their potential to fundamentally change the way architecture and construction are executed.

In this talk, we will discuss some of the philosophical underpinnings of the work we are doing at Scaled Robotics, the related technical challenges and how we are leveraging the latest in robot perception, 3D SLAM, mobile manipulation and interactive perception to currently address these problems.

Ponentes:  Bharath Sankaran y Stuart Maggs, de la empresa Scaled Robotics


Bios de los ponentes: 

Bharath Sankaran

Bharath is the CTO and co-founder of Scaled Robotics. Bharath is a roboticist by training with expertise in computer vision, manipulation, and machine learning. His core research interests include applying statistical learning techniques to perception and control problems in robotics, primarily in the fields of active and interactive perception. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics and computer science.

Over the last decade, he has conducted research at various robotics research labs around the world. Namely the CLMC Lab at the University of Southern California, Autonomous Motion Department at the Max Planck Insititute for Intelligent Systems, GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon and the Space Systems Lab at the University of Maryland College Park. Apart from this, he has also worked at various industry research labs which include, Qualcomm Research (San Diego), Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (Boston) and Bosch Research and Technology Center (Palo Alto).


Stuart Maggs

Stuart is the CEO and co-founder of Scaled Robotics. Stuart has a background in architecture and design with extensive industry knowledge introducing digital fabrication to construction, in both research and industry settings. He is known for his contribution to the groundbreaking Minibuilders project. Apart from the Stuart is also a visiting lecturer at UCL London.