ME393 Seminar on Bio-inspired and Human-Interactive Robotics
This seminar is run most quarters, depending on faculty availability, and covers a different theme each quarter. We select current and "classic" papers on the theme and discuss one or two papers each week. Students who have registered for one unit (pass/no credit) are required to lead the discussion at least once during the quarter. Preparation for discussion leaders involves reading the paper carefully, meeting with the instructor before class, and planning how to present the topic.
While waiting for coursework site to be set up:
Week 1: (Angelo and Samson) -- A look at the octopus as an interesting approach to the control of (highly sophisticated) arms for reaching and grasping actions, using a sensing and control system that is very different from the vertebrate model.
Some interesting papers: