AI in Robotics Reading Group University of Toronto

AI in Robotics Reading group is organized by the Faculty and Students at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto for students across the world to present and interact with the Toronto Robotics Community.

Format: Opportunities for students to present their research and connect with peers from other institutions are inceasingly getting rarer. This phenomenon is sped up by low rate of oral/spotlights at top AI meetings and all events going virtual/online. This series aims to create such a platform for students to present their work in a friendly setting and get feedback and hopefully build new collaborations and network.


We meet from 1030 to 1130 EST on Fridays. See in other time zones
The meetings will be hosted on youtube with hosts/presenters using zoom.

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Past talks are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Speaker Affiliation Date Topic Slides Recording
Ali Harakeh University of Toronto February 12, 2021 Bayesian Detection   link
Hazel Doughty University of Amsterdam February 19, 2021 Action Modifiers: Learning from Adverbs in Instructional Videos   link
Joonho Lee ETH Zürich February 26, 2021 Anymal Learning   link
Samarth Brahmbhatt Georgia Tech, Intel March 5, 2021 Grasp contact between hand and object & associated datasets   link
Maria Bauza MIT March 12, 2021 Tactile Localization    
Daniel Seita UC Berkeley March 19, 2021 Deformable Object Manipulation    
Krishna Murthy Mila March 26, 2021 GradSLAM    
Michelle Lee Stanford April 9, 2021      
Georgia Chalvatzaki TU Darmstadt April 16, 2021      

Fall 2020 Schedule

Speaker Affiliation Date Topic Slides Recording
Kevin Xie / Homanga Bharadhwaj University of Toronto Jan 22, 2020 Skill Transfer via Partially Amortized Hierarchical Planning    
Carolyn Matl UC Berkeley Dec 11, 2020 Sim-To-Real from Sound / Material Properties for Robotic Tasks   link
Zongyi Li Caltech Nov 20, 2020 Fourier Neural Operator for Parametric PDEs link link
Anirudh Goyal Mila Oct 23, 2020 Recurrent Independent Mechanisms link link
Rika Antonova KTH Oct 9, 2020 Analytic Manifold Learning link link
Ron Dorfman Technion Sept 25, 2020 Offline Meta RL link link
Ahmed Qureshi UCSD Sept 18, 2020 Motion Planning Networks link link
Yana Hasson INRIA Sept 11, 2020 Hand-Object Reconstruction link link
Yunzhu Li MIT Sept 4, 2020 Koopman operators for model-based RL link link


If you have any questions, kindly email the current organizers:

Support and Acknowledgement

The Reading Group is currently organized with the support of