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Rutgers Robotics Workshop 2021

September 24, 2021


Busch Student Center (The Cove)

The workshop is held annually as part of the NSF National Research Traineeship SOCRATES (Socially Cognizant Robotics for a Technology Enhanced Society) co-sponsored by DATA-INSPIRE (DATA science for INtelligent Systems and People Interaction), an NSF TRIPODS Institute based at Rutgers University (http://robotics.cs.rutgers.edu/data-inspire/)

Come listen to talks from the top industry leaders:

  • Hui Cheng, Seedland Group
  • Rakesh Kumar, SRI International
  • Joey Durham, Amazon Robotics
  • Yoichiro Endo, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  • Itai Segall, Nokia Bell-Labs
  • Dr. Daewon Lee, Samsung

This annual robotics workshop is held for faculty, students, and industry representatives. The workshop will have both internal and external speakers as well as a poster session for students to present their robotics research.  The workshop also features a panel for the discussion of ethics in robotics. Please join us on September 24th, 2021 at the Busch Student Center (The Cove).  

Registration is required. The workshop has no fee. Please register via the following registration link below. We are planning in-person attendance, but we may have to limit the numbers. Information will be provided soon for virtual attendance options.

Registration for Robotics Workshop:

Registration for a Poster Session:

September 24, 2021  9am - 4pm

Location: Busch Student Center, The Cove


The SOCRATES NRT has assembled a Panel of Philosophers and Ethicists including Rutgers faculty Alex Guerrero, Susanna Schellenberg, Patrick Hill, and Brian McLaughlin.

The SOCRATES NRT has assembled an Industry Consortium with representatives from companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, SRI, Intelligent Automation.

For more information on the SOCRATES NRT, see https://robotics.rutgers.edu/


Friday, September 24, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction of SOCRATES and Rutgers talks

Clinton Andrews, Rutgers University

Kostas Bekris, Rutgers University

Kristin Dana, Rutgers University

Jacob Feldman, Rutgers University

Pernille Hemmer, Rutgers University

Aaron Mazzeo, Rutgers University

Hal Salzman, Rutgers University

Matthew Stone, Rutgers University

Jingang Yi, Rutgers University

Session - Poster Session
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

The Resh Language & Runtime System for Orchestration of Autonomous Robots

Itai Segall, Nokia Bell Labs

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

What Amazon Robotics is doing and working on for the Future

Joey Durham, Amazon

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

AI-Enabled Smart Home, Smart Community and Smart City at Scale

Hui Cheng, Seedland Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Human State Measurement, Augmented Reality and Assessment of Collaboration

Rakesh (Teddy) Kumar, SRI International

1:25 PM - 1:50 PM

Robotics Research at Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI)

Yoichiro Endo, Intelligent Automation, Inc

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Look, Listen and Feel: towards the next step for robot autonomy

Daewon Lee, Samsung AI Center-New York

Session - Poster Session II
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel on Ethics in Robotics

Alex Guerrero, Rutgers University

T. Patrick Hill, Rutgers University

Susanna Schellenberg, Rutgers University