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Feb
1
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Dana Yoerger “Recent Results and Future Challenges for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Ocean Exploration” @ Hackerman B17
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Abstract:

Recent Results and Future Challenges for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Ocean Exploration

Dr. Dana R. Yoerger

Senior Scientist

Dept of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 

In the past two decades, engineers and scientists have used robots to study basic processes in the deep ocean including the Mid Ocean Ridge, coral habitats, volcanoes, and the deepest trenches. We have also used such vehicles to investigate the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to investigate ancient and modern shipwrecks. More recently, we are expanding our efforts to include the mesopelagic or “twilight zone” which extends vertically in the ocean from about 200 to 1000m where sunlight ceases to penetrate.  This regime is particularly under-explored and poorly understood due in large part to the logistical and technological challenges in accessing it.  However, knowledge of this vast region is critical for many reasons, including understanding the global carbon cycle – and Earth’s climate – and for managing biological resources. This talk will show results from our past expeditions and look to future challenges.

 

Bio:

Dr. Dana Yoerger is a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a researcher in robotics and autonomous vehicles.  He supervises the research and academic program of graduate students studying oceanographic engineering through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in the areas of control, robotics, and design.  Dr. Yoerger has been a key contributor to the remotely-operated vehicle Jason; to the Autonomous Benthic Explorer known as ABE; most recently, to the autonomous underwater vehicle, Sentry; the hybrid remotely operated vehicle, Nereus which reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench in 2009, and most recently Mesobot, a hybrid robot for midwater exploration.  Dr. Yoerger has gone to sea on over 90 oceanographic expeditions exploring the Mid-Ocean Ridge, mapping underwater seamounts and volcanoes, surveying ancient and modern shipwrecks, studying the environmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the recent effort that located the Voyage Data Recorder from the merchant vessel El Faro. His current research focuses on robots for exploring the midwater regions of the world’s ocean. Dr. Yoerger has served on several National Academies committees and is a member of the Research Board of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.  He has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

 

 

 

Feb
6
Mon
GSA: Bagel Day
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bagels!

Feb
8
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Yasir Kurt “Resumes” @ Hackerman B17
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
15
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Brent Gillespie @ Hackerman B17
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
22
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Joshua Mangelson @ Hackerman B17
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
1
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Student @ Hackerman B17
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
8
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Allison Okamura “Wearable Haptic Devices for Ubiquitous Communication” @ Hackerman B17
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Allison Okamura: “Wearable Haptic Devices for Ubiquitous Communication”

Abstract:

Haptic devices allow touch-based information transfer between humans and intelligent systems, enabling communication in a salient but private manner that frees other sensory channels. For such devices to become ubiquitous, their physical and computational aspects must be intuitive and unobtrusive. The amount of information that can be transmitted through touch is limited in large part by the location, distribution, and sensitivity of human mechanoreceptors. Not surprisingly, many haptic devices are designed to be held or worn at the highly sensitive fingertips, yet stimulation using a device attached to the fingertips precludes natural use of the hands. Thus, we explore the design of a wide array of haptic feedback mechanisms, ranging from devices that can be actively touched by the fingertips to multi-modal haptic actuation mounted on the arm. We demonstrate how these devices are effective in virtual reality, human-machine communication, and human-human communication.

 

Bio:

Allison Okamura received the BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and the MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University. She is the Richard W. Weiland Professor of Engineering at Stanford University in the mechanical engineering department, with a courtesy appointment in computer science. She is an IEEE Fellow and is the co-general chair of the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and a deputy director of the Wu Tsai Stanford Neurosciences Institute. Her awards include the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award, and Duca Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Her academic interests include haptics, teleoperation, virtual reality, medical robotics, soft robotics, rehabilitation, and education. For more information, please see the CHARM Lab website.

Mar
15
Wed
LCSR Seminar: Debra Mathews @ Hackerman B17
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
24
Fri
2023 JHU Robotics Industry Day @ Levering Hall - Glass Pavilion
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2023 Tentative Industry Day Agenda/Program

Friday 3/24 Location: Glass Pavilion – Levering Hall
9:00 AM Registration Open and Breakfast
9:30 AM Welcome WSE: Larry Nagahara, Associate Dean for Research
9:35 AM Introduction to LCSR: Russell H. Taylor, Director
9:55 AM LCSR Education: Louis Whitcomb, Deputy Director
10:05 AM Student Research Talk –
10:15 AM Student Research Talk –
10:25 AM Student Research Talk –
10:35 AM Student Research Talk –
10:45 AM Coffee Break
11:05 AM Industry Talk –
11:20 AM Industry Talk –
11:40 AM Alejandro Martin-Gomez, New LCSR Faculty
11:59 AM Closing: Russell H. Taylor, Director
12:00 PM Lunch: Resume Roundtables
Location: Hackerman Hall
1:30-3:30PM Poster and Demo Session
     1:45-3:15PM         Guided Krieger Hall Tours
4:00-5:00PM Student and Industry Reception

The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics will highlight its elite robotics students and showcase cutting-edge research projects in areas that include Medical Robotics, Extreme Environments Robotics, Human-Machine Systems for Manufacturing, BioRobotics and more.

Robotics Industry Day will provide top companies and organizations in the private and public sectors with access to the LCSR’s forward-thinking, solution-driven students. The event will also serve as an informal opportunity to explore university-industry partnerships.

You will experience dynamic presentations and discussions, observe live demonstrations, and participate in speed networking sessions that afford you the opportunity to meet Johns Hopkins most talented robotics students before they graduate.

Please contact Ashley Moriarty if you have any questions.



Please contact Ashley Moriarty if you have any questions.

 

Mar
29
Wed
LCSR Seminar: TBD @ Hackerman B17
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2608

Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics