All Events

November 1, 2019

Tentative: First year PhD students will give short presentations about their background and research interests.

October 4, 2019

Prof. Han Liu from the Computer Science Department will be giving a talk on his past projects and future research directions. 

For more info, see his website,

September 13, 2019

Taosha Fan will be presenting work accepted to IROS 2019. His paper is a finalist for Best Student Paper at IROS.

June 7, 2019

Students with accepted papers will give practice talks for the Robotics: Science and Systems conference.

May 3, 2019

Roman Grigorii and Heng Xu will practice talks for World Haptics conference.

April 12, 2019 to April 13, 2019

NxR students from Todd Murphey, Mitra Hartmann, Mike Rubenstein, and Brenna Argall's lab will be presenting their work at the Museum of Science and Industry's Robot Block Party as part of National Robotics Week. 

Students from the Master of Science in Robotics program will also be presenting their projects at the museum

April 5, 2019

We will be discussing the new robotics center, and possible reorganization of the NxR website.

March 1, 2019

Speaker: Alli Nilles, PhD Student at UIUC

February 8, 2019

Speaker: Prof. Gianluca Cusatis

Prof. Cusatis will be talking about his project developing methods to 3D print a habitat on Mars and looking for volunteer consultants to assist with the project.

January 11, 2019

Lab jobs and Presentation Sign-up

December 7, 2018


November 2, 2018

New students will be giving their about me talks to introduce themselves to the rest of NxR.

October 5, 2018

Our first NxR Lab Meeting of the new school year. We will discuss signing up to talk at future lab meetings.

Speaker: TBD

June 25, 2018 to June 30, 2018

Students from Todd Murphey's and Mitra Hartmann's Lab will be presenting their work and attending the conference.

June 8, 2018

Jarvis will give a brief tutorial on adding events to the website calendar, followed by 2-3 practice talks for the Robotics: Science & Systems conference.

May 21, 2018 to May 25, 2018

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

The following students will be presenting papers:

Petras Swissler

German Espinosa

May 14, 2018

The MS in Robotics will be hosting an open house where current students demonstrate the projects that they've been working on. From 1-3 the event is open to all of McCormick and the general public, and then from 3-5 there is an invite-only session with external industry contacts. There will definitely be some interesting projects on display so feel free to join.

May 6, 2016

The MS in Robotics program is hosting Paul Millman, the Vice President of Product Solutions from Intuitive Surgical, Inc., for a talk on Friday, May 6.

May 5, 2016

NxR has been invited to attend the public opening of the new DARPA: Redefining Possible exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. If you'd like to RSVP, reach out to Jarvis for the link.

December 3, 2015
Kathrin Flaßkamp is giving a talk on "Variational Integrators for LQR and Filtering Problems". Click to read the abstract.
November 19, 2015

Gerardo De La Torre will be presenting on his previous and current projects.

September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2015

The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems will take place in Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 02, 2015.

August 24, 2015 to August 28, 2015

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 24 to 28, 2015. IEEE CASE is the flagship automation conference of the IEEE RAS and constitutes the primary forum for cross-industry and multidisciplinary research in automation.

August 18, 2015

Dr. Andrea Walther from the University of Paderborn will be giving a seminar on optimization methods with automatic differentiation in aerodynamic and industrial optimal design applications.

August 17, 2015

Andy Wilson will be defending his PhD thesis at 2pm in the BME Conference Room (Tech E311).

Title: Information-based Trajectory Optimization for Active Estimation in Mechanical Systems
Committee: Todd D. Murphey (Chair), Brenna D. Argall, Ed Colgate, and Wendy Murray.


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