Women in Robotics WORKSHOP III
Robotics: SCience & Systems - JULY 15, 2017
Robotics is undergoing tremendous growth in recent years, over a wide range of important areas, from transportation, to manufacturing, service, entertainment, space exploration, healthcare, and education. While the field is progressing forward, both in academia and industry, the percentage of roboticists from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and computer science (for example women and minorities) continues to lag far behind their counterparts. The third Women in Robotics Workshop is focused mainly on the gender gap. This workshop is a mixed-audience, women-only speakers workshop that aims to: (1) raise visibility of women in robotics, (2) strengthen the community and provide an opportunity for networking, (3) foster mentorship of junior female researchers, and ultimately (4) increase the number of women in robotics to close the gender gap. The workshop features two panels on academic career paths and robotics entrepreneurship, keynote talks by women who are leaders in their field, invited talks by early career academics, and poster presentations by junior researchers.
This full-day workshop will include keynote and invited talks, panel discussions, and a poster session. The two panel discussion topics are:
- Academic career paths: advice and experiences in applying, interviewing and negotiating for faculty positions.
- Robotics entrepreneurship: advice and experiences in converting research projects into products, starting a company, recruiting a team, raising money, and successful exit strategies.
The workshop will end with a poster session followed by a dinner, which will provide networking opportunities for junior female researchers.
INVITED SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University -- The Pursuit of Collective Intelligence
Invited Early Career Talks
Maartje de Graaf, Brown University -- Users’ Acceptance of and Social Responses to Robots
Stefanie Mueller, MIT -- Interactive Fabrication
Franziska Meier, Max Planck Institute -- Learning to Execute and Modulate Motion Plans
Kirstin Petersen, Cornell University -- Designing Robot Collectives
Henny Admoni, CMU -- Recognizing Human Intent for Assistive Robotics
Dorsa Sadigh, UC Berkeley -- Towards a Theory of Safe and Interactive Autonomy
Chinwe Ekenna, University of Albany -- Adaptive Planning for Robot Heterogeneous Spaces
Academic Career Panel
Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley
Sonia Chernova, Georgia Tech
Marynel Vazquez, Yale University
Laurel Riek, UC San Diego
Holly Yanco, UMass Lowell
Vivian Chu, Georgia Tech & Diligent Droids
Kaijen Hsiao, Mayfield Robotics
Sarah Osentoski, Mayfield Robotics
To attend the R:SS 2017 Women in Robotics Workshop you can register for the R:SS "Conference + Workshops" or "Workshops only" at the following link:
R:SS is committed to increasing the participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in robotics. Undergraduate students who would like to attend the conference and/or workshops and who identify as belonging to an underrepresented group are encouraged to contact the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special registration rate.